Weight 6 lb 7 ¾ oz. (2.94 kilos). Size 31.5 x 14 cm (12 ½ x 5 ½ inches)
This exceptionally large and impressive antique Jambati Singing Bowl has a wonderful concert pitch third octave F# fundamental with a long pulsating sustain. The note is the same whether struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer.
Weighing in at nearly 3 kilos this is a very heavy bowl that is probably best played when placed on a cushion. It has a particularly nice shape and its exceptionally wide triangulated lip is a real feature and among the largest I have come across. The lip is lightly grooved and there are circles at the bowl’s centre, and incised lines forming a decorative band or collar encircling the outer rim.
This bowl is believed to date from the early 19thcentury and is in fabulous condition for its age. It is free of stains and blemishes, and has the patina of antiquity with some attractive copper oxidization inside.
A Tibetan silk brocade cushion, a padded striker, and a suede ringer are all included in the price.
An exceptionally rare large Jambati with a wonderful voice!