Antique Tibetan Jambati Singing Bowl. A2 & E4 (Third Eye & Solar Plexus Chakras)
Weight 6 lb 14 oz (3.12 kilos). 31 x 15.5 cm (approx. 12 ¼ x 6 inches)
This is a fabulous full-bodied high wall antique Jambati Singing Bowl circa 18th – 19th century in superb condition. It has an exceptionally powerful and beautiful voice that is virtually concert pitch in an uncommon note.
The fundamental note is a beautiful low second octave ‘A’ when struck with a padded mallet/drumstick or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a good E4 if a wooden ringer is used. This bowl has a pronounced pulse that makes metering its precise pitch difficult, but my Korg Orchestral Tuner and my StroboSoft tuner both indicate that the A2 is within +2 or 3 cents of perfect concert pitch, while the E4 is also very close to concert pitch. This bowl resonates at a frequency that will create fountains if played with a little water inside.
The quality of this huge Jambati is superb and its state of preservation is excellent for its age. It shares all the decorative features that typify the Jambati bowl form…a wide inward-facing and grooved triangulated lip, a pair of concentric circles on the inside floor, and several incised bands forming a collar below the outer rim. It has an attractive hammered surface outside and a smooth golden interior.
Bowls of this size, weight and quality are extremely rare and we are fortunate indeed to have one available.
With a diameter of 12 ¼ inches, and weighing well over 3 kilos (almost 7 pounds), this impressive and majestic bowl would grace any collection. It might also greatly appeal to a musician.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a large padded striker, and a teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (1 struck note and 2 played notes with suede and wood ringers)