Thadobati Singing & Fountain Bowl – Bb3 & E4 – Crown & Solar Plexus Chakras
Weight 1.15 kilos (2 lb 8½ oz). Size 7¾ x 3½ inches (20 x 9 cm)
This is a large antique Thadobati Singing and Fountain bowl with a good third octave Bb fundamental with a frequency of 236Hz. The note is the same whether struck or played around the rim with a suede ringer, but if a wooden one is employed the rim note changes to a fifth octave E (668Hz) or even a high sixth octave D# (1248Hz). This versatile antique bowl is also capable of producing excellent splashy fountains if played with a little water inside.
This is an older Thadobati singing bowl that dates from the 19th century. It exhibits many of the characteristics associated with early Thadobati bowls of this type, including a flat bottom, and high-sided wall decorated with a band of sun motifs (punched dots within circles) below the outer rim. There are also some concentric circles at its centre.
This characterful old bowl shows signs of long service but it is virtually free of stains and its structural condition is very good. A brocade bowl cushion and a ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringer)