Antique Tibetan Singing/Talking/Fountain Bowl. F3 (Heart Chakra)
Weight 3 lb 5 ¾ oz. (1.53 kilos). 22 x 10 cm (approx. 8 ¾ x 4 inches)
This is a large and versatile antique Tibetan Thadobati Singing Bowl of exceptional quality. It is extremely rare to come across such a superb bowl, and is without doubt one of the best of its kind in our collection.
It has a really beautiful singing voice…a third octave F with a long sustain, and if struck and rocked with a little water inside it has impressive talking capabilities. Add a little more water and play it around the rim and it will energetically and eagerly produce splashy fountains!
I believe this beautiful bowl dates from the 19th century. Weighing over 1.5 kilos it is unusually large and heavy for a Thadobati. It has a grooved lip, and just below the outer rim there are two bands of fine dots or gash marks of a kind associated with older bowls of this type. There are two sets of decorative concentric circles in the centre of the basin, and evidence of a single circle underneath.
This antique bowl is structurally sound, virtually free of stains and blemishes, and very clean for its age. It has a lovely golden colour. A teak and suede ringer is included in the price.
This is an absolutely stunning singing bowl in superb condition. Snap it up quickly before someone else does!
Listen: (1 struck note and 1 played note)