China, end of 19th cent. (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911). Porcelain with polychrome painting. Cylindrical body with inserted base. Domed cover with flower pommel. At the front of the wall a young lady playing the guqin, the traditional Chinese zither. Verso a poem in Chinese characters. At the cover pine tree and lingzhi-fungus. Gold rim. Four-character Tongzhi-mark. H. 10 cm.