Weight 0 lb 13 ½ oz. (381 grams). Size 16 x 5.5 cm (6 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches)
This is small and a very pretty 19th century Manipuri Singing Bowl. The fundamental note is a low third octave B (245Hz) when struck or played with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a very nice fifth octave F (701/9Hz) when played with a wooden one. Both notes will also readily sing together. There is also a good E6 harmonic. This is an extremely responsive bowl that is easy to play.
This bowl has been well forged. Its fine walls have been worn smooth inside and out, and the circles at its centre and the suns around the rim have disappeared with the passage of time. But the ritual gashes surrounding the outer rim and the band of decorative sun motifs (circles with a dot at the centre) are very much in evidence.
This lovely old bowl is satin-smooth and a delight to look at, hold and play. It is in excellent structural condition, free of stains and blemishes, and has a bright golden bronze colour.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion and a ringer are included in the price.