Weight 4 lb 5 oz. (1.96 kilos). Size 28 x 14 cm (11 x 5 ½ inches)
This large antique Jambati Singing Bowl is supplied in its ‘as found’ condition with all its aged patina intact, although it could easily be cleaned if desired. Personally I like it as it is.
The fundamental note is a glorious and rare third octave E (165Hz) with a long pulsating sustain when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim. This rare note is all the more special for being in perfect concert pitch.
It’s a very nicely proportioned bowl with a globular full-bodied wall, a triangulated and slightly inward-sloping lip, circles at its centre, and incised bands around the outer rim.
The condition of this bowl is excellent, with little evidence of the stains and blemishes commonly found on antique singing bowls. The outer wall has the patina and grim of an object that has not seen soap and water for many a year, but this only adds vintage authenticity in my opinion. It has a matt mustard bronze colour.
A Tibetan silk brocade cushion, a padded striker, and a suede ringer are all included in the price.