Weight 1.15 kilos (2 lb 8 ½ oz). Size 18 x 12.5 cm (7 x 5 inches)
This is a top quality large antique Naga or Pedestal Singing Bowl with a superb middle C4 voice (257Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a powerful and penetrating fifth octave F (691Hz) with a wooden ringer.
This antique bowl benefits from a long dot-punched inscription set between a large fish and a lotus blossom on the outer wall; a fair indication of the high esteem in which it was held by a former keeper.
It has the typical shape of this interesting and now quite rare bowl type, with a grooved lip and multiple decorative bands around the outer rim. It is in excellent structural condition, clean and stain-free.
A double-ended teak and suede ringer is included in the price.