Rare Chinese blanc de chine pot and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), of globular form, with moulded decoration of prunus, the handle with applied moulded flowerheads, the lid moulded with stylised petals, the body with moulded stylised flowers, the base with radiating chrysanthemum petals.
For an illustrated pot without the loop handle see P.J. Donnelly, 'Blanc de Chine: the Porcelain of Tehua in Fukien' (1969), p. 117 and pl. 66A. Donnelly notes that the jar in pl. 66A "has stumpy little handles which look as though they were going to be the foundation for a overhead loop but the potter had second thoughts".