This is a rare and amazing instrument that will appeal to the gong aficionado and specialist. Gongs Unlimited is selling it on consignment for the original owner.
It is 22" in diameter and 24 lbs of weight.
The reason the owner wants to sell it is altruistic: he know it is a great gong, but it doesn't fall into his gong set up, and he had it packed up for a few years, until finally he decided he would prefer it gets played and used by someone, rather than just sitting in his home.
This gong is one of only two Nipple Gongs (Bronze B22) made by the Italian Percussion Manufacturer, UFIP, that were tuned to some of the planetary frequencies that we associate with the Paiste and Meinl Planetary series. (At this point it is out of exact tuning. It appears to land between Saturn and Chiron.)
But frankly, whether or not it holds a planetary frequency this gong is sheer joy, power and strong tone.