An Yixing 'prunus trunk' teapot and cover
Late Qing dynasty, signed Yu Feng
Naturalistically potted in simulation of a section of a prunus trunk with the natural crevices vividly depicted, carved in high relief with a flittering bat flying next to the gnarled bamboo branches forming the handle on one side and a spout issuing foliated tendrils on the other, the flattened cover surmounted by a branch with luxuriant flower buds constituting the knop, a classic foliated scrolls enclosing a two-character and Manchu seal mark at the base, the clay of reddish hue.
18.8cm wide. (2).