Blue and white ceramics have been popular for six hundred years and probably a lot longer. The cobalt blue pigment was always hard to obtain and therefore expensive. In various Asian cultures, this blue came to be a symbol of mystic and powerful things like the sky and also infinity (since the sky has no edge.)
Blue and white ware was highly valued in many cultures, so it is not unusual for it to be a subject for still life painting. I have a modest collection of favourite pieces, none of which are from the Ming dynasty, but despite that, they are still well loved. I have attached a photo of some of the shelves in my studio. (They are a bit of a jumble, sorry about that!)
I have used some ceramic pieces over and over in my paintings, for instance the oval plate. It isn’t always shown with the same blue decoration, I sometimes like to make up my own, or use a pattern from a different plate. Curiously, there is a duck in all the attached paintings, but this is a coincidence. But then perhaps not – the Chinese popularised blue pottery and they are also very partial to duck, especially roasted!