Rare XX thick Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl with sweet rich sound #9697

9697 Rare XX thick Antique Manipuri Singing Bowl with sweet rich sound #9697

1. Best L 6 Large Medium Mallet single tap.
2. Rim Play: FP Massive Yew Wand followed by N102 Medium Ringing Stick

Super extra thick Manipuri, just incredible to touch, with smoky patina and impossibly wide rim. The bowl has sharp etching including the idewalls and rime and some copper spots on the inside bottom. Outside the artist smoothed the surface under wht rim before adding his artistic touches. Below that deep yet smooth hammermarks. These might be a weakness in a thin bowl but with all the weight they are just more artistry. This Manipuri is of a type rarely seen these days. It came to us as a part of a hoard of 1000 Manipuri we acquired in 2018. Impressive sweet sound with a solid alto bass and softly singing high. The incredible amount of metal in this bowl makes for exceptional richness. Longevity is ok on a single strike but this really is a bowl to tap again and again. That initial burst of richness is something very much worth repeating. The strength of the bowl is with mallet play. Simple wood does not make proper contact. Frank Perry massive wands with their elegant shape and sheer weight bring out the bass. This is a very rare super thick bowl. Because of the run up of copper prices a few years back many of these were melted down for their metallic value. This one escaped the storm that swept away many fine bowls. A treasure with an impressively sweet voice, a rare treat. With overtone at G#5.

Bowl Type: 



Extra Thick

Widest Diameter: 7 in
Height: 2 1/4 in
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Weight: 1.7 lbs = 756 grams
Rim Type: 

Broad out with Lines

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Artwork and etching state of preservation:





Adorned, Exceptional, Premium

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Bowl Number: 9697

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