Antique Jambati Singing Bowl. Bb2 Note (Crown Chakra)
Weight 4 lb 12 oz (2.16 Kilos). 27 x 13 cm (approx. 10 ¾ x 5 inches)
This is an absolutely superb old Jambati Singing Bowl with an incredibly beautiful and low second octave Bb fundamental when struck with a padded mallet. The same Bb2 note is sometimes accompanied by a subtle F4 harmonic overtone when the bowl is played around the rim. This bowl is also capable of producing fountains.
This bowl has been highly prized by its previous Himalayan owners as it carries no less than three inscriptions on different parts of its surface. One of these is actually incised along the flat top of the bowl’s lip, something I have never seen before. Another, in a Himalayan script, is set (unusually) between the decorative bands of the collar, while the third is situated below the banding and takes the form of a dot-punched longhand signature (J.K.Dhanuwa?).
Further evidence of this bowl’s high status can be found in its premium quality of construction and excellent state of preservation, the only slight blemish being a small and barely noticeable surface fissure on the outer wall, but this is commonplace on older Jambati bowls, does not penetrate, and in no way detracts from its beauty or the quality of its sound.
This is a superbly crafted bowl, clean and free of stains, with particularly attractive small hammer markings on the outside that add considerably to its surface interest.
A Tibetan brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker and a teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (2 struck notes and 1 played rim note)
Note: As this is an unusually heavy bowl there will be a surcharge to cover the additional cost of shipping and insurance to destinations outside the UK. Overseas buyers will later be invoiced at cost for any shipping and insurance shortfall (estimated to be around $100 to USA and Canada).