Weight 4 lb 13 oz. (2.18 kilos). Size 29.5 x 12 cm (11 ½ x 4 ¾ inches)
This large old Jambati Singing Bowl is supplied in its ‘as found’ condition with all its aged patina intact, although it could be cleaned up if desired. Personally I like it as it is.
It’s a large bowl with a slightly irregular sheered lip and a very fine wall, the latter making it light for its size. It’s also a little shallower than usual.
The fundamental note is a low concert pitch second octave Eb (77Hz) when struck with a padded mallet or played around the rim with a suede ringer. The rim note changes to a middle A (444Hz) if a wooden ringer is employed. It has tons of vibrant energy and is capable of producing the OM sound, and fountains if played with a little water inside.
The structural condition of this bowl is very good. There’s quite a lot of copper oxidization inside that is fairly commonplace on older bowls, and an aged patina to the inner and outer walls, both of which add character and I find attractive.
This versatile antique singing bowl has a lot of gravitas and presence, and the look and feel of antiquity.
A Tibetan silk brocade cushion, a padded striker, and a suede ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 2 played notes, suede then wood ringer)