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Figure - St. Philip

St. Philip

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Arthur Hurst

  • 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 has a long beard and is standing barefoot, both arms held out. Behind him is a basket lying on its side with fruit (?) falling out. He wears an ermine-lined purple cloak, whit fur cape, purple-flowered pink tunic with turquoise sash, red trousers and red cap. Mound base decorated with rococo scrolls picked out in turquoise and gold.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1760 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 24 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of St. Philip, soft-paste porcelain enamelled in colours and gilt, William Duesbury & Co., Derby, ca. 1760

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

Bundock, Nicholas, ‘The Derby “Dry-Edge” Apostles’, English Ceramic Circle Transactions. Vol. 24, 2013, pp. 177-94
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, compare fig. 7.

Production Note

Original model attributed to Agostino Carlini




Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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