|Origin:||Kibune-ishi. Kyoto prefecture, Japan.|
|Size:||8 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches, 22 x 11 x 6 cm (h x w x d)|
|Comments:||A dramatic verticle suiseki with a cascading waterfall set into a deep crevice in the stone.
Typical of Kibune stones it is formed of a dense, heavy mineral with attractive patches of different colours and textures.|
The stone does not have a daiza - waterfall stones are usually displayed in a suiban, or doban, due to their close association with water. This particular stone is tall and quite heavy, so ideally it should be displayed in a deep suiban to give it visual and 'mechanical' stability, a glazed bonsai pot with the drainage holes covered would be ideal for this purpose as they are deeper than traditional suiban.
The photos were taken with the stone dry, when wet it darkens and contrasts nicely with the white of the waterfall.
||SOLD, with thanks.