Vintage Set of 2 Bronze Nesting Incised Singing Bowls or Standing Bowls with Mallet


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Handsome set of 2 nesting singing bowls or standing bowls a mallet for playing. Hand-made of bronze or bell metal having an incised design on each bowl. They are in wonderful vintage condition and have awesome patina. Please see photos. Circa 20th century.

NOTE: We have several sets of these we are listing in the next few weeks so please look at our other offerings if you want a larger or smaller set or a single.

Bowl Sizes:

  • Bowl #1 – 5 H x 10.75 D Inches
  • Bowl #2 – 3.5 H x 7.5 D Inches
  • Mallet – 13.25L x 2.75D Inches
  • Weight – 6.7 Pounds All


Boxed Size:

  • Height – 9 Inches
  • Width – 15 Inches
  • Depth – 15 Inches
  • Weight – 12 Pounds

20th Century




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Keep in mind warehouse414 items are vintage and not new, so they will have signs of use and wear. See photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections.


This is an incredible set of two singing bowls, standing bowls, or the many other names these beautiful pieces go by. Each of these works of art is incised with a beautiful design and shows the makers hand. It is said the standing bowl originated in China somewhere from 16th-11th century BC and were called Nao. Of course, this set is not that old! We believe them to be 20th century AD. They were not produced as sets at that time but as single specimens or sometimes in chimed sets of three. Initially used in the Orient primarily in religious ceremonies. Around the 1970s or possibly earlier, they became a modern-day phenomenon in the western hemisphere being used as musical instruments, ceremonial amenities, or alternative healing. To create their beautiful sound the bowls are struck with a mallet of varying types to create different sustained ringing. Therefore, another name they go by is struck bowl. Sound can also be generated by running a specific mallet around the inside rim in a continual motion to create a different type of vibration. Water can be added for tuning. Now, having told you all this……I would use them as a gorgeous centerpiece or stunning décor and object d’art. So, whether you love them for their sound or their looks….you need to make them yours.



20th Century