A rather rare form in Kangxi Chinese export porcelain, this very finely potted handled cup, cover, and saucer are hand-painted with a deep cobalt underglaze blue with an overall lotus theme consisting of individual lotus petal-shaped panels containing flowering lotus blossoms; the form possibly after European silver shapes of the period.  The cup and cover measuring 5 1/2″ tall, the saucer 5 1/2″ in diameter.  Minor enamel loss to the finial of the cup, otherwise in unusually fine condition. Circa 1690s. One of a PAIR available.  $1350.