Weight 1.92 kilos (4 lb 3 ¾ oz). Size 27 x 12 cm (10 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches)
This rare antique Jambati Singing Bowl dates from the 18thcentury and is sold in its ‘as found’ or un-cleaned condition, with its grime and surface patina intact. This could, of course, be removed…but that would take away much of its aged appearance in my opinion.
It has a particularly lovely and very rare second octave A fundamental (112Hz) with a good sustain when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a nice fifth octave E (650Hz) if played with a wooden ringer. This bowl will also produce fountains if played with a little water inside.
Weighing 1.92 kilos this bowl is relatively heavy for its size, and in good structural condition apart from a tiny tear in the floor that has no impact on the sound quality. However the price has been reduced to reflect this damage. There are no decorative features present, beyond a line defining the inner rim. It has a brownish golden bronze colour, and the look and feel of great antiquity.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker and a ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (4 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringer)