Weight 1.08 kilos (2 lb 6 ¾ oz). Size 24.5 x 10 cm (9 ½ x 4 inches)
This premium quality antique Jambati Singing Bowl is believed to date from around 1800 and has the patina, look and feel of antiquity. It also has an exceptionally beautiful third octave F fundamental with a very long sustain when struck with a padded mallet. The note varies a little and switches between F3 (178Hz) and F#3 (182Hz) depending upon where and how hard it is struck and the way it is played around the rim. The rim note changes to a fifth octave C# (551Hz) if a wooden ringer is employed.
This bowl has a very attractive and smooth curved wall that is very nice to the touch, and a triangulated lip with decorative bands around the outer rim. The circles at its centre are now barely visible, having been worn away with the passage of time. The structural condition of this lovely old bowl is excellent.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede ringer then wood)