Well as if buying a new Dougie Mudd stand was not enough, two days later I took delivery of a new Japanese suiseki courtesy of David Goscinski in the USA.
One of my students had told me they had seen a really nice SEIGAKU ISHI for sale on a site and wondered if I had seen it. Well of course when I looked it was no where to be seen. So after checking that my student was still taking his medication, I decided to email the guy to see if it had sold or been withdrawn. I was pleased to find that the stone was still available and decided to purchase it.
The guy who had the stone for sale was was David Goscinski, and what a pleasure to do business with he turned out to be. I would certainly buy from him again. Many thanks David.
Here is the Seigaku Ishi stone from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. on top of it's Kiri-Bako.
It is 5.5"W X 3"H X 4"D.
It is an uncut stone and has a well made rose wood daiza.