Sold Individually. This is 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 in diameter and about 2 to 3 inches deep. Each bowl is totally unique and weighs about 8-12 oz.
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 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, rather than for their age, 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.
Sound recording serves as an example of an Old Tarvati Singing Bowl. Each bowl has its own unique tone as well as antique physical characteristics. Each bowl comes with a soft wood striker.