Weight 5 lb 6 oz. (2.44 kilos). Size 28.5 x 12 cm (11 ¼ x 4 ¾ inches)
This large antique Jambati Singing Bowl has a low perfect pitch second octave G (98Hz) fundamental when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer, but the G2 rim note will develop into a middle D (292Hz) harmonic if desired. This bowl has a lot of vibrant energy and will produce fountains if played with a little water inside.
Its finely forged exterior wall is an attractive feature with its mottled hammered surface contrasting nicely with the lighter polished band around the rim. There is a long engraved inscription set within the band, one end of which features an engraved conch shell. Inscriptions are extremely rare on Jambati bowls, and the conch is the first pictorial image I come across. The interior is smooth and golden, with circles at its centre.
This interesting and versatile concert pitch bowl is in excellent structural condition, clean and virtually free of stains and blemishes.
A Tibetan silk brocade cushion, a padded striker, and a suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood)