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Figure - St. James the Great

St. James the Great

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Derby (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (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, probably of St James the Great, in soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilded. He is standing, with long hair, bearded, his left arm drawn across his chest. He wears a purple flowered pink tunic, sandals, and a full cloak of a dirty green colour. Scrolled mound base picked out in green and pink, and decorated with a red bottle.

Place of Origin

Derby (manufactured)


ca. 1755 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded


Height: 24.8 cm

Object history note

Previously identified as St Thomas and King Lear

Descriptive line

Figure, probably of St. James the Great, soft-paste porcelain enamelled in colours and gilded, Derby porcelain factory, ca. 1755

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. 8.


Soft-paste porcelain


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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