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St. Phillip

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1752-1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carlini, Agostino (modelled by)
    Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Helena Hill

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 9, shelf 7

Physical description

Figure of St. Philip in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. He is standing barefoot, wearing a red cap, fur-collared pale pink cloak, pale yellow-lined, over a pale yellow tunic with red edging and pink girdle and pale yellow trousers; in his right hand he holds a crucifix, and at his feet is an over-turned basket of fruit. Mound base moulded with rococo scrollwork picked out in pink and gold.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1752-1755 (made)


Carlini, Agostino (modelled by)
Derby Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, enamelled and gilt

Descriptive line

Figure of St. Phillip, enamelled and gilt soft-paste porcelain, Derby Porcelain Factory, ca. 1752-1755

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Mallet, J.V.G. 'Agostino Carlini and Dry-Edge Derby' in Walford, Tom and Hilary Young British Ceramic Design, 1600-2002: Papers presented at the colloquium celebrating the 75th anniversary of the English Ceramic Circle, 1927-2002. 2003, p. 47, fig. 7.
Bundock, Nicholas, ‘The Derby “Dry-Edge” Apostles’, English Ceramic Circle Transactions. Vol. 24, 2013, pp. 177-94

Production Note

The original model is attributed to Agostino Carlini (see References, where this model is dated to ca. 1752-1755)


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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