18th – 19th Century Lingam Singing & Fountain Bowl. G Note (Throat Chakra)
Weight 2 lb 4 ½ oz (1.04 kilos). 22 x 8 cm (approx. 8 ¾ x 3 ¼ inches)
This is certainly one of the best sounding antique Lingam bowls in our collection…with an absolutely stunning and beautiful struck note that just goes on and on. It also has a wonderful rim note. Lingam bowls can sometimes be difficult to play around the rim…but not this one! This bowl just loves to be played and sings the same sweet song as the struck note…a lovely haunting third octave G sharp. This is a Lingam bowl that responds immediately to the touch, and must be one of the easiest lingam bowls to play ever! Furthermore it is also capable of producing wonderful fountains with a little water inside.
This is a large but relatively light Lingam singing bowl with an unusual and rare wide and shallow profile. It’s a shape that I find particularly lovely. The walls are finely and evenly forged, with a simple incised decorative band forming a collar just below the outer rim. It has a flat inward-facing triangular grooved lip, and a huge symmetrical pointed lingam at its centre. Two pairs of concentric circles some distance apart surround the lingam, while the underside of the bowl has a pretty and perfectly symmetrical navel at its centre. This lovely old bowl would be perfect in every respect were it not for a tiny incised line which crosses the flat of the lip at 90 degrees. Fortunately it has absolutely no effect on the sound and should be considered a small cosmetic flaw in an otherwise museum quality bowl.
The condition of this bowl is excellent…it is exceptionally clean and blemish free. It has the patina of old age, one of the prettiest interiors imaginable, and a lovely golden antique colour. A brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
This is a truly spectacular lingam bowl in every way. It will sell very quickly so buy it now to avoid disappointment.
Listen (struck and played notes)