Weight 770 grams (1 lb 11 ¼ oz). Size 23.5 x 8 cm (9 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches)
This rare and distinctive cone-shaped antique singing bowl has two beautiful perfect pitch voices including a low second octave F that is capable of producing vibrant fountains if played with a little water inside.
The fundamental F2 (88Hz) is the struck and played voice with a suede ringer, but this bowl is very versatile and the rim note will change to a perfect pitch middle B (493Hz) if a wooden ringer is employed. In fact several other harmonics are also present in various 2nd, 3rd and 4th octaves, including a C and G and one can never quite be certain which will appear first!
This unusual bowl has thin splayed walls, a plain lip, and a flat bottom. A pair of decorative lines encircles the inner wall about an inch below the rim, but it is otherwise plain. It is in excellent structural condition, basically clean, with a bright golden bronze colour.
A Tibetan silk brocade bowl cushion, a padded striker and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are all included in the price.