Weight 0 lb 7 ¾ oz. (221 grams). Size 11 x 5.5 cm (4 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches)
This tiny cup-shaped antique Thadobati Singing Bowl has three superb voices and is extremely responsive and easy to play. It has a middle octave F fundamental (347Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a fifth octave B (975Hz) or a sixth octave Bb (1830Hz) if a wooden ringer is employed. It sits comfortably in the palm of the hand without rotating when playing.
This antique bowl is characteristic of the Thadobati form with its fairly straight high-sided wall, sheered lip, and flat bottom. There are decorative circles at its centre and a single incised band below the outer lip. It is in good clean structural condition.
A Tibetan silk brocade cushion and a ringer are included in the price.