It is indeed a Chinese white. As their name indicate they were made in China for the souvenir/export market.
Although there is some debate at to when they were made, most people date them from the first part of the 20th century (but in all likelihood some were made during the last part of the 19th century and a few after WWII). I personally think that they are great and some are downright gorgeous (yes, you guessed right; I collect them).
They come in three main sizes: miniature (approx. 1 1/2 inches), standard (approx. 2 1/2 inches) and magnum (approx. 4 inches). Both the magum and miniature sizes are less common. You seem you have a miniature.
The designs vary greatly but generally they can be classified into two types: Chinese landscape designs and animals with flowers. You have a design belonging to the second category. The quality of the designs varies also but yours has a good range of colours (if not very crisp).
All in all, a nice little weight. Well done.