Weight 4 lb 14 oz. (2.21 kilos). Size 29 x 13.5 cm (11 ½ x 5 ¼ inches)
This large full-bodied antique Jambati Singing Bowl has, perhaps uniquely, not one but two perfect pitch voices! The struck note is a wonderful low perfect pitch second octave G (98Hz) fundamental. The played note is the same G2 with a suede ringer, but is accompanied by a perfect pitch middle D harmonic (294Hz)…a truly lovely combination! A wooden ringer produces just the D4. It is very likely that this bowl will also produce fountains if played with a little water inside, although I haven’t tested it.
This is a superbly forged bowl with fine walls and a nicely hammered surface. There is a simplicity to its form with its plain sheered lip, circles at its centre, and a single incised band encircling the outer rim. The smooth surface above the band contrasts nicely with the hammering below.
The condition of this handsome and versatile bowl is excellent. It has a clean bright golden bronze colour, and is free of stains and blemishes.
A Tibetan silk brocade cushion, a padded striker, and a ringer are all included in the price.
Listen: (3 struck notes and 1 played note with suede ringer)