Alans Museum has collected over twenty of such tree trunk teapot. The maker is Qu Daoyong (顾道荣), currently a senior craftsmaster and also a factory manager in Yixing. He was probably a trainee in the early 70s at the Yixing factory. He is very talented and skillful in teapot making. The teapot has a seal at the bottom that reads China Yixing, and the name Daoyong on the inside cover. The teapot comes in three colour, yellow, light brown and deep brown.
The tree trunk pot