An unusual Chinese export porcelain footed octagonal form covered cup from the Kangxi period, decorated in underglaze blue, finely potted and painted with alternating panels of landscapes and birds amongst flowering peony branches, the floral motif continued on to the conforming cover.  Whether its use was intended for wine or tea, this chalice form was most likely adopted from European silver forms of the period.  A splendid form. Some restoration to the cover, otherwise good condition and measuring approximately 6″ tall and dating to circa 1690.