Weight 6 lb 6 ¼ oz. (2.9 kilos). Size 30 x 12 cm (12 x 4 ¾ inches)
This is an exceptionally heavy thick-walled antique Jambati Singing Bowl with two wonderful pulsating voices with long sustains, and both notes are close to concert pitch. The struck note is a third octave C# (140Hz). The rim note is the same with a suede ringer, but changes to a middle G# (414Hz) with a wooden one. It’s a heavy bowl to hold and play but very responsive, and easy to play when placed on a bowl cushion.
Its flat-bottomed low profile and sloping wall make the generous 12-inch diameter appear even greater than it is. It has a thick grooved lip, wide circles at its centre, and decorative incised bands encircling the outer rim.
This antique bowl is in excellent structural condition, clean and stain-free, with a bright golden bronze colour. Antique singing bowls of this size, quality, and condition are extremely hard to find at source these days!
A Tibetan silk brocade cushion, a padded striker and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringer)