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The Sailor's Farewell small teapot has a traditional shape and curved handle crafted in fine bone china with a pale blue finish, based on Kit Kemp’s original, whimsical fabric design. Embellished with a deeper blue and intricate hand-applied 22 carat gold details, it focuses on the character of the sailor’s loved-one waving goodbye on a rock with her scarf flying in the wind. Out at sea are a myriad of creatures her sailor may encounter including an octopus below the waves, together with the compass and lighthouse he uses for navigation. With this second collection for Wedgwood, Kit Kemp continues her imaginative, illustrative storytelling. Backstamped for authenticity and beautifully presented in a signature Wedgwood blue box this teapot makes a charming and original gift and is part of the tea ware used within The Whitby Hotel in New York and Ham Yard Hotel in 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.