Weight 2 lb 5 ½ oz (1. 06 kilos). 21 x 11 cm (approx. 8 ¼ x 4 ¼ inches)
This large antique Thadobati Singing Bowl has a long sustain and an exceptionally nice third octave E fundamental (160Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer, and the rim note will readily and smoothly transform into a middle Bb (472Hz) if required. The rim note changes to a fifth octave Bb (905Hz) if a wooden ringer is employed.
This large bowl has all the characteristics of the Thadobati form with its flat bottom, cut lip and fairly straight high-sided wall. The circles at its centre have been worn away after years of ritual cleaning and it now has a beautifully smooth golden interior. The outer wall has an attractive hammered surface and a decorative dotted collar encircles the rim. It is structurally sound and clean.
Altogether a very nice example of this bowl form!
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker and a ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood)