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This oval serving platter in white fine bone china beautifully illustrates many of the motifs in Kit Kemp’s whimsical story of the Sailor’s farewell, originally a fabric design inspired by a drawing of a loved-one waving her sailor goodbye. With the pale blue finish echoing the original fabric forming a wide border, a guiding compass features alongside a curious octopus, a whale, silvery fish, two dogs alone at sea, a frogman exploring a shipwreck and an enticing house under a palm tree on a faraway desert island. Blending Kit’s love of simple, lyrical folk art with Wedgwood’s craftsmanship, this generous platter is embellished with a deeper blue and hand-applied 22 carat gold trim and is backstamped for authenticity. As a renowned interior designer, Kit Kemp displays fine china platters as works of art in the dining room of The Whitby, one of her co-owned boutique hotels in New York and this platter, presented in a Wedgwood signature blue gift box makes an eye-catching centerpiece and special gift.
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.