Antique Jambati Singing Bowl. Notes A2 & E4 (Third Eye & Solar Plexus Chakras)
Weight 3.15 kilos (6 lb 15 oz). Size 32.5 x 15.5 cm (12 ¾ x 6 ¼ ½ inches)
This Glorious and rare huge 12 ¾” Jambati Singing Bowl has a fabulous perfect pitch voice in an uncommon and low A2 (111Hz) when struck with a padded mallet. When played around the rim with a suede ringer the A2 can, if desired, be made to accompany a middle E4 (328Hz) harmonic that is also close to perfect pitch. A wooden ringer will produce the E4.
The quality of craftsmanship is second to none, making this bowl exceptional in every respect both physically and sonically.
It has a stunning deep full-bodied form with finely beaten walls and tiny hammer marks now worn sensually smooth with the passage of time. It has a superb triangulated grooved lip, decorative bands forming a collar around the outer rim, and circles at its centre.
This bowl is believed to date from the first half of the 19th century and its sheer size and quality suggests that it had a ceremonial purpose and was probably commissioned by or for a temple.
This fabulous singing bowl is NOW in excellent structural condition, clean and free of stains. However, on close inspection it is evident that at some time in its past it suffered damage to the upper wall in two places, one just below the rim, and has been expertly repaired. Given the importance and excellence of the bowl it is hardly surprising that it was considered worthy of repair. It is now part of its life-story and sings as easily and beautifully as originally intended, and the damage is now merely a cosmetic issue that I have reflected in the much reduced price.
If you want a huge and fantastic antique Jambati Singing Bowl at a bargain price and can ignore the cosmetic imperfections…this bowl is for you!
A large Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, padded striker, and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (4 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood).