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Tree of the Month

 mod tom 10-16 wisteria
Wisteria floribunda, Japanese Wisteria
Tobie Kleynhans Collection, South Africa
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Stone of the Month

mod tom 10-16 gilbert
Minamoto no Yoritomo, Fossilized wood
Paul Gilbert Collection, USA
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Mary River Stone with Purple Gidgee Base

Lindsay Bebb Collection

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Mary River Stone, Country of origin: Australia. Location: Mary River, Queensland. Mineral composition: Not known. Dimensions: 15 x 29 x 12 cm. Base carved by Lindsay Bebb


Kamogawa River Stone

Collected over 100 years ago

Sam and Kathy Edge Collection


 Kamogawa River Stone


This Kamogawa River Stone measures 28 x 10 x 12.7cm and has a beautiful patina as evidenced from the photograph. We first saw this stone on a web site owned by a suiseki dealer in Kyoto, Japan.


Palombino Stone, Italy

Angelo Attiná Collection, Italy


 Palombino stone, Attiná collection


This month’s Stone of the Month is a retrospective of stones from the Angelo Attiná collection, presented by BCI member Luciana Queirolo, a stone collector herself and a pioneer of viewing stone appreciation in Italy.

Il Volo, Palombino Stone

Luciana Queirolo Collection, Italy


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This month’s Stone of the Month is an Italian stone from Luciana Queirolo’s collection. Luciana, a pioneer of viewing stone appreciation in Italy, exhibited her first stones in 1988 and was a founding member and president of Unici di Liguria, the first suiseki club in Italy and in Europe, founded in 1991. Liguria, Italy, is the region where the now famous Palombino stones are found. They are valued for their luster, color, patina and evocative shapes, many expressing the mountainous Italian landscape and coastline.


Three Peak, Three Layer Mountain, Wen Stone

Joseph and Jana Roussel Collection, France

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This month’s Stone of the Month is a Wen stone from Joseph and Jana Roussel’s collection.  The Roussels focus on Chinese stones and have greatly benefited from the teaching of leading expert Kemin HU.  They have shared their love of stones through workshops including at the Guimet, France’s National Asian Art museum.


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BCI President, Glenis Bebb, Australia

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