This is a late Qing dynasty bamboo design yixing teapot of rectangular shape. It is dated to the Tongzhi period (1862-1874), late Qing dynasty. All the sides are shaped with the bamboo design, including the spout as well as the handle. The cover has two bamboo leave of dark green colour. On the base of the teapot, it shows the Tongzhi reign mark of the Qing dynasty. Also on the cover, it bears the seal mark of either the potter or the seal carver.
The teapot is in good condition. There is no chip, crack, repair or restoration. There is only a smooth worn out look due to the high degree of usage. The corners and the foot of the teapot shows a high degree of wear but otherwise it is in good condition. Circa. late 19th century.
The measurement of the bamboo design yixing teapot: Height 9.9cm, the Width 6.7cm and the length is 16cm.