Sold Individually. I just bought an entire collection of exquisite old bowls from a collector and reseller of Tibetan bowls. I have known the seller for over a decade and his bowls are among the finest available.
These are all around 4 to 5 inches wide and 2 to 3 inches deep. Every one is totally unique and weighs 8-12 oz.
If you want to listen to a number of bowls before buying we are available by phone from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday EST at (800)-886-5551.
I have recently had a change of opinion about the age of these bowls. I have never been comfortable with the term "antique," as many sellers try to convince people that the bowls are from the 15th or 16th century, which I believe is false. After seeing much of the data that has come back over the years, I do think these bowls predate the Chinese occupation. Many of them have been dated back hundreds of years. I still prefer to sell bowls by quality and only choose remarkable bowls by hand.
The myth of "7 Metal Bowls" -
Many websites sell singing bowls claiming that they are made with silver, gold and other precious metals. These old bronze bowls are copper and tin, true bell metal. I have read the studies by Joseph at Himalayan Bowls and find his research quite conclusive on this subject. There is no truth to the claim of 7 metal bowls; modern bowl makers have attempted to add more metals to back up this myth, but the best bowls are simple copper and tin.
Each bowl comes with a soft wood striker.