This is a chunky mottled gorgeous RR Plate. I felt like it had a kinship with something ancient and originally was attracted to the spotted leopardness of the plate. In my search for matching media, be it color texture or whatever, I came upon some jute that matched it perfectly. After a few days of looking at different round things to place in the center I got hit with inspiration for something Asian. These characters stand for: happiness, peace, tranquility, grace, prosperity, aspiration, constancy and harmony. Whomever owns this clock will be blessed with all.