Weight 4 lb 14 oz. (2.24 kilos). Size 30 x 12 cm (12 x 4 ¾ inches)
This superior quality antique Jambati Singing Bowl, believed to date from around 1800, has a rare second octave fundamental that hovers between A and Bb when struck with a padded mallet, although the Bb2 is slightly more dominant when played around the rim with a suede ringer. It will also produce fountains if played with a little water inside.
This is an exceptionally lovely bowl with its low profile and gracefully curved wall. It has a plain triangulated lip, circles at its centre, and a simple pair of decorative incised lines encircling the outer rim. The hammer marks on the bowl’s outer wall have been worn smooth with use over the years, while the interior retains an attractive mottled effect reflecting the forging process.
This bowl has the look and feel of antiquity and is in good structural condition, with a nice golden bronze colour, and virtually free of stains and blemishes.
A Tibetan silk brocade cushion, a padded striker, and a ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (4 struck notes and 1 played note with suede ringer)