This ceramic artwork is a blue and white dish with an intriguing pattern with a bird in the center. The color blue stands out and makes the pattern more eye catching. The subject matter is clay. The center has a bird in it so your eyes are drawn to that spot. The meaning of this artwork is cultural in my opinion. The blue and white design is common in Chinese art. This dish was used to serve food on in Islamic countries, not in China though. This dish reflects the country's past because of the blue and white detailing. The detailed pattern in this dish is very amazing. It must have been very time consuming to create such a wonderful piece of art. The craftsmanship of this dish is on point. The dish is a perfect circle and the pattern is perfectly spaced out. Everything fits in the right place. There was many dishes like this made at the time so it's not very rare.