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Inspired by designer Kit Kemp’s whimsical illustrative story of The Sailor’s Farewell, this large sized cream jug crafted in fine bone china features several motifs from his imaginary voyage. The rust red sails of the sailor’s ship head towards an enticing house under a palm tree on a faraway desert island passing a curious octopus beneath the waves. With its pale blue finish echoing the original fabric design created by Kit Kemp, the jug is embellished with a deeper blue and hand-applied 22 carat gold trim and forms part of a second collaboration between the designer and Wedgwood continuing her folkloric story. Backstamped for authenticity and presented in a Wedgwood blue gift box, this is a charming piece which forms part of a stylish tea ware collection used within two of the boutique hotels in New York and London co-owned by Kit Kemp.
Kit Kemp is an award-winning interior designer and co-owner of Firmdale Hotels. With a worldwide reputation for her unique and wonderful hotel interiors, she also lends her designs to textiles, fragrances and homeware, as well as being a published author. Kit Kemp has won many awards for her iconic designs.
Celebrated for her individual and original approach to design, Kit Kemp is a champion of British art, craft and sculpture. It was for this reason that Wedgwood approached her to create a collection of specially designed fine bone china.
Kit’s influences are often whimsical and lyrical, and usually contain a host of mythical animals. Hence, her Wedgwood collections feature a series of fantastical characters and surreal patterns that have a primitive feel.