Weight 2.29 kilos (5 lb 0 oz). Size 32 x 14.5 cm (12 ½ x 5 ½ inches)
This huge 12 ½” Jambati Singing Bowl has a fabulous low perfect pitch second octave B2 (124Hz) fundamental when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer, while the rim note changes to a middle G4 (390Hz) with a wooden ringer.
This bowls is believed to date from the first half of the 19th century. It has an attractive shape that deviates somewhat from the norm in that its curved wall turns back in towards the rim, and its plain sheered lip is slightly inward-sloping and narrower than usual. There are circles at its centre and a decorative band around the outer rim.
It has been superbly crafted with finely hammered walls that make it relatively light for its size, and which no doubt creates the vibrant energy necessary to produce its low second octave voice. The size and quality of this bowl suggests that it had a ceremonial use and may have been commissioned by or for a temple.
This fabulous singing bowl is in excellent structural condition, clean and virtually free of stains (the few there are could probably be removed with a little effort if desired). It has a particularly attractive aged patina, especially on the outer wall.
This huge antique Jambati Singing Bowl is a rare find. It has a great voice and is definitely one-of-a-kind!
A large Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, padded striker, and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood).