Wedgwood Sailor's Farewell Oval Platter 35cm
This oval serving platter in white fine bone china beautifully illustrates many of the motifs in Kit Kempâ€™s whimsical story of the Sailorâ€™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 Kitâ€™s love of simple, lyrical folk art with Wedgwoodâ€™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.