A large and rare hand hammered traditional Japanese bronze temple bowl that has remained in a private collection since the 1980s. It has a deep resonant tone when struck with a mallet or felt playing stick. This high-walled majestic bowl also has script inscribed around the outside. Larger bowls such as this were traditionally used in Japanese temples as a means to start and end meditation sessions.
Comes complete with new playing stick, new mallet and new singing bowl cushion.
Condition: An excellent bowl with a lovely usage patina.
Age: 19th C or earlier
diameter approx 12 inches
depth approx 8 inches