Antique Bell-Shaped Tibetan Singing Bowl. G# Note (Throat Chakra)
Weight 1 lb 7 ¼ oz (657g). 14.5 x 7 cm (approx. 5 ¾ x 2 ¾ inches)
This is a small to medium bell-shaped Thadobati Singing Bowl of a type rarely seen these days (circa 18th Century) with very thick slightly splayed walls and a sloping grooved lip. It is exceptionally nice quality and quite weighty for its size. It has a well-defined collar and is decorated with two pairs of incised lines at intervals around the upper half of the external wall. There are several lines high up on the inside wall. forming an inner collar, and some concentric circles on the inside floor…although the latter are now barely visible.
The condition of this superb and characterful old bowl is excellent. It has the patina, colour, and look and feel of antiquity.
This bowl is distinguished as much by its voice as its physical character. It sings a powerful and beautiful mid octave G# and is very responsive and easy to play. The note is the same whether struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The struck note is very close to concert pitch.
A Tibetan brocade bowl cushion and a double-ended teak and suede ringer are included in the price.
Listen: (1 struck note and 1 played note)