Weight 1.63 kilos (3 lb 9 ½ oz). Size 24 x 10 cm (9 ½ x 4 inches)
This low profile antique Jambati Singing Bowl is fairly heavy for its size, with thick rounded walls, a sheered lip, and decorative circles at its centre. Its dark mottled leopard-spot hammered exterior surface is a particularly attractive and distinctive feature. The same hammering technique has been used to good effect in the creation of a darker collar around the outer rim.
The fundamental note is a third octave G# (206/7Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a very nice fifth octave Eb (610Hz) if a wooden ringer is employed.
The structural condition of this interesting antique Jambati bowl is very good.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, padded mallet, and a ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringer)