Although most overviews of Cybis porcelains are arranged by sculpture type (genre and/or edition) it can also be interesting to look at them from a production standpoint: i.e., what the studio introduced for retail and when. The list below aims to do just that, arranged by retail introduction year and broken down into limited and open (non-limited) editions.

There is one huge caveat that must be kept in mind with this list, however: It does not include every Cybis sculpture currently known and/or shown in this Archive. This is due to several factors.

Unlike many other porcelain studios, both in the USA and abroad, Cybis did not – with only a handful of rare exceptions – indicate the issue/introduction year on any of their items. That said, even the studios that did indicate them, often did not do so on every single sculpture.

Some Cybis pieces, especially those from the late 1970s and the 1980s, do have an impressed year in the mold but that is the copyright year – not the introduction year. It’s possible that in some cases (if the piece in question was an Autumn release) they could be the same, but in a number of instances the copyright year has preceded the issue year by anywhere from 1 to 5 years. Thus, in-mold copyright years are not a useful indicator of retail introduction year.

There are also other caveats specific to each decade of Cybis production; these are discussed in the opening paragraphs for each.

For limited editions in this list, the edition size that was originally declared by Cybis is shown in parenthesis. If that size was known to be reduced, the final size is indicated by an arrow. However, see the notes at the start of the 1970s section for further information about this.

All of the sculpture names shown below also appear in the Name Index which  has a link to where each are shown within the Archive.

Again, this is a list of pieces with known introduction years ONLY.

The 1940s

The 1940s, being the first decade of the Boleslaw and Marja Cybis studio, wasn’t a “retail distribution” one in the standard sense. Their small atelier was comparable to that of a local artist with a correspondingly local and personal clientele. There was some retail going on, but most of it was either under the Cordey branding or with pieces that look exactly like Cordey but were signed M.B. Cybis instead. (An upcoming post will discuss these transitional pieces.)

A few of the 1940s “artsy” sculptures have a year as well as a signature but some of those marks were applied a half-century later. All other 1940s dating is done in ranges and appeared in only one Cybis publication, the 1970 museum exhibit catalog Cybis in Retrospect. A typical item description reads “1940-42” or “c. 1949” or “1948-1952” or “c. 1950s.” The ‘circa’ designation simply means “best guess”, of course.

There are 11 posts in the Archive that show 1940s Cybis items specifically; they can be found at the 1940s Cybis category link.

1950s Introductions

The 1950s is the first decade in which we can talk about Cybis retail distribution in the normal sense, i.e., that there were one or more salesmen going from retailer to retailer in order to secure orders. Unfortunately, it’s also the decade in which we have the biggest retail ‘holes’ because to date, no catalog or price list has come to light from that time. It’s likely that they were simply typewritten sheets or Xerox copies that were discarded in the trash when the next one was created. The Cybis studio even admitted as much in their 1973 catalog which had a one-page title-only list of some past sculptures with a disclaimer that “In the early years no formal records were kept.”

The Appendix in the 1978 and 1979 catalog printings is longer but by no means complete. Out of 58 pieces cited there as having been made in that decade, only 17 of them specify a particular year; all of the others say simply “1950s” in the Date Released column. There are actually more circa-1950s Cybis pieces shown here in the Archive than are included in any literature published by Cybis.

Therefore, the list below contains only those 1950s pieces for which there is a known (or at least cited by Cybis or in a contemporary retailer’s advertisement) year of retail introduction.

For some pieces there is a discrepancy in cited issue year between different Cybis publications (a price list, Cybis in Retrospect, and the 1978/78 catalog Appendix.) Those cases are noted by “alt(ernate) Cybis pub(lication) says [whatever year the other one says]” after the name.

Because the earliest price list I currently have is from 1963, there are some items on it that almost certainly were introduced in the late 1950s although I don’t know what year. These have a parenthetical note as well.

This list will be continously updated if/when any missing introduction-year data is discovered; updates will be noted on the What’s New in the Archive page.

Again, this is by necessity an extremely limited list of definitely-known 1950s retail introduction years. The introduction year of the vast majority of Cybis pieces from this decade will probably never be known.

1952
Limited editions: none known
Open editions:
Bluebird ‘By the Garden Wall’

1953
Limited editions: none known
Open editions:
Angels in Adoration pair
Fox in Woodland
Madonna with Bird (alt. Cybis pub. says 1956)
Magnolia with Bird

1954
Limited editions: none known
Open editions:
American Eagle Pair in white
Guardian Angels Pair
Holy Ghost Wall Plaque

1955
Limited editions: none known
Open editions:
American Eagle Pair in color
Fawn

1956
Limited editions:
Holy Child of Prague (25)
Open editions:
Great Horned Owl
Madonna with Bird (alt. Cybis pub. says 1953)

1957
Limited editions:
Turtle Doves ‘Doves of Peace’ (500)
Open editions:
Baby Owl
Golden Mallards
House of Gold
Palm Warbler
Teal Ducks (variant of Golden Mallards)
Thumbelina
Valley Quail
Wendy
Wild Duck

1958
Limited editions:
Europa and the Bull (200) – actual intro year uncertain
Fox Sparrows (edition size and actual intro year unknown but was closed before 1963)
Skylarks (750->350)
Open editions:
Kneeling Angels
Maryland Yellowthroat
Peter Pan

1959
Limited editions: none known
Open editions:
Hummingbird
Tinker Bell

1960s and 1970s Introductions

Record keeping (or at least, reporting!) improved in these decades thanks to Marylin Chorlton taking over as owner/director. The introduction year information here comes from a combination of the 1978/78 catalog appendix and actual Cybis price lists which were distributed in the Spring and Fall of each year. Starting in the 1970s, the price lists spotlighted the new introductions for that season and this practice continued into the 1980s.

It would be a huge help if I could locate price lists from the years (thirteen lists in all) that I am missing which are 1960 spring and fall, 1961 spring and fall, 1962 spring and fall, 1963 fall, 1964 spring and fall, 1965 spring and fall, and 1966 spring and fall. If any reader has these and would be kind enough to share a scan or JPG image, there is a contact-form link at the bottom of this post.

An upside to the 1978/79 catalog Appendix is that it does show the final edition sizes for pieces whose original declared number was reduced before completion. For example, the 1960 Flight into Egypt was slashed from an intended 750 to only 50 by its closure in 1970.  Obviously this information is only available for sculptures that were closed or completed no later than spring 1978 (for the 1979 catalog edition.) For every other limited edition that was closed/completed later, the edition size in parentheses does not necessarily reflect the number that the studio actually made: It was definitely not more, but there could have been fewer.

1960
Limited editions:
Bull ‘God of the Thunderbolt’ (100)
Exodus (50)
Flight Into Egypt (750->50)
Little Blue Heron (500)
Pheasant (Ring Necked) (150)
The Prophet (50)
Open editions:
Azaleas with Cerulean Warbler
Baby Lamb on base
Blue Headed Vireo Building Nest
Bridled Titmouse, Female (alt. Cybis pub. says 1961)
Bridled Titmouse, Male (ditto)
Bunny (unk. early 1960s intro)
Cinderella
Dawn (alt. Cybis pub. says 1962)
Golden Crowned Kinglets
Goldfinch ((alt. Cybis pub. says 1961)
Madonna with Lace Veil
Red Shoes
Two Lambs on base

1961
Limited editions:
Golden Clarion Lily (100)
Horse (100)
Sea Nymph (1000) – actual intro year uncertain, and issue size may be a 1963 list typo)
Open editions:
Baby White Crested Sparrow
Cat

1962
Limited editions:
Blue Gray Gnatcatchers (200 pair)
Open editions:
Carolina Paroquet, Female
Carolina Paroquet, Male
Dawn (alt. Cybis pub. says 1960)
Duckling ‘Baby Brother’
First Flight (1962 or 1963)
Heidi in white bisque
Horse Head ‘Racer’
Mr. Snowball

1963
Limited editions:
Iris (250)
Moses the Great Lawgiver (750)
Open editions:
Blush Orchid
Fox in white and in color
Head of Boy
Head of Girl
Magnolia
Mother’s Child ‘First Steps’
On Cue
Springtime
Windflower
Wood Wren with Dogwood

1964
Limited editions:
Crown Crested Crane (1)
Dahlia (350)
Floral Bouquet of the United States (1)
JFK Tribute (2?)
Great White Heron (350) (alt. Cybis pub. says 1965)
Saint Peter on throne (1)
Open editions:
Albino Buffalo
Alice in Wonderland, white and color
Branch with Apples plaque
Burro ‘Fitzgerald’
Rebecca
Robin Hood, in white and color
Rose (same mold as Condesa) in white, pink, and red
Yellow Condesa Rose

1965
Limited editions:
Beatrice (700)
Christmas Rose (500)
Hamlet (500)
Juliet (800)
Solitary Sandpipers (400 pair) (alt. Cybis pub. says 1966)
Open editions:
Raccoon ‘Raffles’
Squirrel ‘Mr. Fluffy Tail’

1966
Limited editions:
Thoroughbred (350)
Open editions:
Heidi in color
Penguin

1967
Limited editions:
Blue Headed Vireos with Lilac (500 pair->275 pair)
Columbia (200)
Conductor’s Hands (250)
Folk Singer (500->283)
Guinevere bust (800)
Open editions:
Baby Boy Head
Baby Girl Head
Kitten with Blue Ribbon
Pandora

1968 
Limited editions:
Baby Bust (500->239)
Calla Lily (500)
Elephant (100)
Narcissus (500)
Scarlett (500)
Stallion (500->350)
Wood Duck (500)
Open editions:
Bear
Little Princess
Madonna bust with tilted head and blue veil
Sir Henri Escargot

1969
Limited editions:
American Screech Owl with Virginia Creeper (500)
Blackfeet ‘Beaverhead’ Medicine Man (350)
Clematis with House Wren (500->350)
Dakota ‘Laughing Water’ Minnehaha (350)
Onandaga ‘Hiawatha’ (350)
Ophelia (800)
Unicorn (500)
Open editions:
Darby and Joan
Madonna bust with tilted head in white bisque

1970
Limited editions:
Dutch Crocus ‘Blue Enchantress’ (700->350)
Dutch Crocus ‘Golden Goblet’ (700->350)
Folio One lithograph set (1000 each set)
Pegasus (500)
Tranquility Base ‘Apollo 11 Moon Mission’ (111)
Open editions:
Comanche Chief medallion attached to Folio One
Deer Mouse ‘In Clover’
Mushroom ‘Jack O Lantern’

1971
Limited editions:
Cree ‘Magic Boy’ in white bisque (100)
Eleanor of Aquitaine (750)
Nashua (500->100)
Shoshone ‘Sacajawea’ (350)
Open editions:
American Bullfrog ‘Enchanted Prince’
Appaloosa Colt
Pollyanna

1972
Limited editions:
American Crested Iris with Bobwhite Chick (500->400)
Autumn Dogwood with Chickadees (500)
Chess Set (2)
Kwan Yin (750->somewhere in the 400s)
Limnettes: twelve designs within three series, as follows (100 of each design)
The Wonderful Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter
Everyone’s Fun Time: The Pond, Country Fair, Windy Day, and The Seashore
When Bells are Ringing: Easter Egg Hunt, Merry Christmas, Sabbath Morning, and Independence Celebration.
Pansies ‘China Maid’ (1000)
Rapunzel in pink (1000)
Open editions:
Eskimo Child Head ‘Snow Bunting’
Madonna bust, reissue of a 1950s piece but with edge of lace peeking out underneath top veil
Pinto Colt

1973
Limited editions:
Carousel Goat (500->325)
Carousel Horse (500->325) (alt. Cybis pub. says 1972)
Eskimo Mother (350)
Iroquois ‘At the Council Fire’ (350->225)
Portia (750)
The Enamoured Prince Florimund (500->200)
The Enchanted Princess Aurora (500->200)
Open editions:
Goldilocks and Panda ‘Bear’ (alt. Cybis pub. says 1972)
Little Red Riding Hood
Panda Bears, companion piece to Goldilocks (alt. Cybis pub. says 1972)

1974
Limited editions:
Apache ‘Chato’ (350)
Carousel Lion (500->325)
Carousel Tiger (500->325)
Golden Winged Warbler with Andromeda (200)
Mary Mary (750->500)
Queen Esther (750)
Snowden Crocus (1)
Open editions:
Betty Blue
Eros, Cupid Head
Gretel (alt. Cybis pub. says 1973)
Hansel (alt.Cybis pub. says 1973)

1975
Limited editions:
American Buffaloes group (1)
American White Buffalo (250)
Bicentennial Carousel Horse ‘Ticonderoga’ (500->350)
Great Horned Owl ‘Koos Koos Koos’ in white (150) and color (50)
Lady Macbeth (750) [the replica editions came in the 1990s]
Noah (500)
Pansies ‘Crinoline Lady’ (1000)
Rapunzel in apricot (1000)
Open editions:
Barnaby the Bicentennial Bear, in brown
Bonbonniere/Baptismal Shell in pink and in blue
book ‘Poems for Children and Other People’
Elephant ‘Alexander, He’s the Greatest’
George Washington (bust)
Indian Boy Head ‘Little Eagle’
Indian Girl Head ‘Running Deer’
Ladybug ‘Duchess of Seven Rosettes’
Lidded Heart ‘Thinking of You’ in ivory and in pastel shades
Monkey ‘Bosun’
Rose Jar
Tabitha (grey sleeping kitten)
Topaz (orange sleeping kitten)
Turtle ‘The Baron’
Yankee Doodle Dandy

1976
Limited editions:
Abigail Adams (750->600)
American White Turkey (150)
American Wild Turkey (150) [same piece except for colorway and name]
Chipmunk with Bloodroot (500)
Colonial Basket (100)
Poppy the Performing Pony (1000)
Priscilla (500)
Open editions:
Barnaby the Bicentennial Bear, in white
‘Constancy’ Cherokee Roses with Violets basket
‘Devotion’ Roses with Lilacs basket
‘Felicity’ Black-eyed Susan with Peach Blossom basket
‘Majesty’ Dogwood and Mountain Laurel basket
Eagle Atop the Palisades in white bisque (one year only, but see also 1990)
Egg Vase with Eagle Lid
Elizabeth Ann
Funny Face child clown head
Funny Face with Holly
Lidded Heart ‘Thinking of You’ in red-white-and-blue
Melissa
Muffet
Prairie Dog ‘Poko’
Sebastian the Seal

1977
Limited editions:
Apple Blossoms (400)
Crow Dancer ‘Great Thunder’ (200)
Hermit Thrush with Cranberry Cotoneaster (250)
Kestrel (350)
Sea King’s Steed ‘Oceania’ (350->200)
Queen Titania (750)
Unicorns ‘Gambol and Frolic’ (1000)
Open editions:
Bunny ‘Pat-a-Cake’
Clematis, mauve
Dandy the Dancing Dog
Dormouse ‘Maximilian’
Ducklings ‘Buttercup and Daffodil’
Jeremy
Little Bo Peep
Marigold
Rusty and Jonny ‘Playing Marbles’
Skipper and Jens ‘Playing Leapfrog’
Tiffin

1978
Limited editions:
Court Jester (500->250)
Good Queen Anne (750->350)
Kinglets on Pyracantha (500 pair->175 pair)
Rapunzel in lilac (1000)
Satin, Decorated Horse’s Head (500)
Open editions:
Alice [from Children’s Hour]
Allegra
Bisquit (white version of Pat-a-Cake)
Clematis, white
Dormouse ‘Maxine’
Edith
Jason
Jennifer
Lisa and Lynette
Little Boy Blue
Nancy and Ned ‘Sledding’
Nestling Bluebirds on Cockspur Hawthorn

1979
Limited editions:
Berengaria (500)
Circus Rider ‘Equestrienne Extraordinaire’ (500->150)
Commemorative Chess Set (10)
Nefertiti (500)
Pip the Elfin Player (1000)
Sioux ‘Wankan Tanka’ The Great Spirit (200)
Spirit of Ecstasy (101) [private commission]
The Bride, a/k/a The Polish Bride (100)
Open editions:
Baby Chicks ‘Downy and Lemon’
Christopher ‘The Sea Listener’
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Jessica
Lamb ‘Mandy’
Oriental Boy ‘Cheerful Dragon’
Rumples the Pensive Clown

1980s Introductions

The 1980s is a decade in which there are also some unfortunate ‘research black holes.’ Only two more new catalogs were produced by the studio: in 1982 and 1986. The 1982 catalog has an abbreviated Appendix which only shows the Issued and Completed years for the 100 items that are illustrated within it.  The 1986 catalog contains no appendix or issue/closure year information at all.

I’m similarly hampered by the lack of six price lists from the 1980s, so if anyone has images of any of these to share with the Archive and its readers, I/we would be very grateful! Missing are all price lists from 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987.

The 1980s introductions is where we begin to see pieces with my notation that the final/actual edition size is an “unknown lower amount” or “likely fewer.” This opinion is based on the fact that the studio was still advertising these pieces for sale on their website twenty years later….a clear indication of a much lower demand than originally anticipated.  Also factoring into my opinion of a lower production quantity is that the very few pieces that have appeared for sale online have been relatively low sculpture numbers. All indications thus point to a much smaller final edition size for these than Cybis originally planned.

The late 1980s introductions are also where we find the start of the “variants trend” in which Cybis took a previously-released piece (such as the bunny Bon Bon), decorated it in a slightly different way, and gave the piece its own separate name and price point. Because these were designated by the studio as New Introductions they are listed here but their original ‘source piece’ is also noted.

1980
Limited editions:
Arctic Fox (100)
Harlequin (500->250)
High Rise (400)
Holy Child of Prague Plaque (25)
Pegasus Colt ‘Free Spirit’ (1000)
Open editions:
1980 Holiday Child (green Noel stocking and panda bear)
Bunnies ‘Cotton, Puff and Snow’
Cinderella at the Ball
Condesa Rosa, Yellow (not the same as the 1960s rose of similar name)
Oriental Girl ‘Lotus Blossom’
Kara
Lady Jogger (aka Jogger, Female)
Lance, The Jogger (aka Jogger, Male)
Little Miss Muffet
Madonna ‘Queen of Peace’
Pink Parfait Rose (alternate colorway of Condesa Rose Yellow)
Psyche
Suzanne

1981
Limited editions:
Arion the Dolphin Rider (1000)
Beavers ‘Egbert and Brewster’ (400)
Carousel Bear ‘Bernhard’ (325)
Carousel Bull ‘Plutus’ (500->325)
Carousel Pony ‘Sugarplum’ (750)
Columbine (250)
Desiree the White Deer (1000->400)
Fleurette (1000->unknown lower amount)
Holy Child of Prague plaque (25)
Humpback Whale (500->250)
Jane Eyre (500)
Juggler ‘Frollo’ (1000->750)
Melody (1000)
Mohawk ‘Kateri Tekakwitha’ (100)
Moses Plaque (50->25)
Pegasus Colt ‘Free Spirit’ with yellow ribbon (52) [private commission]
Puck (350)
Saint Peter (500)
Unicorn Head ‘Prince Brocade’ (500)
Open editions:
1981 Holiday Child (bow stocking and teddy bear)
Adoration
Ariel
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Bon Bon
Drummer Boy ‘Nicky’
Edward
Cupid Bowl Cybis Award (not sold at retail, but presented to a person for the first time this year)
Karina
Little Jamie
Madonna Angelica
Muffy/Fluffy white sheep
Percy the Blue Ribbon Pig
Rosa Alba
Victoria

1982
Limited editions:
Betsey Bobbin (300) (gallery event exclusive)
Bird Head (200) (gallery event exclusive)
Carousel Giraffe ‘Sir Cuthbert’ (750->unknown lower amount)
Choctaw ‘Tascalusa’ (200)
Dall Sheep (50)
Desdemona (350)
Lady Godiva (200)
Persephone (200)
Richard the Lionheart (350)
Robin (1000)
Spring Bouquet (200)
Spring Promise plaque (100->60)
Summer Dreams plaque (100->60)
Theron, the Hunter (350)
Open editions:
Big Top the Circus Dog
Emily Ann
Joy (pink rose stem, 4.75” long)
Kristina
Nativity series, Christ Child with Lamb
Nativity series, Joseph
Nativity series, Mary
Pink Cameo (3.5” long version of Joy)
Single Pink Rose Stem
Sir Bailey
Sleeping Beauty
Taffy, Toffee and Tiger
Tiffany (4” long version of Joy)

1983
Limited editions:
Aphrodite (750)
Autumn Glow plaque (100->60)
Camille (500)
Kittens ‘Ruffles and Truffles’ (400?)
Mother Bear with Three Cubs (100)
Othello (350)
Queen Guinevere (500)
Winter Song plaque (100->60)
Open editions:
1983 Annual Egg with lily of the valley
1983 Christmas Bell ornament
1983 Holiday Child (candycane stocking and clown doll)
April (gallery event exclusive)
Bacchus Vase
Bell with dove and mistletoe
Burro ‘Benjamin’
Chelsea
Choir Boy
Chrysanthemum Bud Vase
Cynthia
Daisy Vase
David the Shepherd Boy
Flower Plate
Gemini Bowl
Iris Compote
Jellybean
Lucy Locket
Nativity series, Balthasar
Nativity series, Caspar
Nativity series, Melchior
Pig ‘Plato’
Rose Ginger Jar (probable issue year)
The Little Match Girl
Virginia Bluebells Ginger Jar (probable issue year)
Walrus ‘Wellington’
Wee Willie Winkie
Woody Owl

1984
Limited editions:
A Star is Born (750)
Australian Sulphur Crested Cockatoos (25-> likely fewer)
Bathsheba (500)
Camellia ‘Pink Taffeta’ (50) [intro year either 1984 or 1985]
Carousel Charger (325)
Jack and the Beanstalk (750->less than 200)
King Arthur (350)
Liberty (100)
Love Song (100->50)
Madame Butterfly (500)
Pegasus colts ‘Flight and Fancy’ (1000)
Pueblo ‘Eagle Dancer’ (200)
Open editions:
1984 Annual Egg in a mesh pattern
Adam’s Vase (later renamed Eden Vase)
Baby Harp Seal ‘Arctic Pup’
Berry Plate
Chantilly
Elephant ‘Phineas’
Grapevine Candle Cups
Iris Candlestick
Iris Pedestal Dish (1984 or 1985)
Iris Vase
Kitty Fisher
Michael
Nativity series, Camel I
Nativity series, Nativity Angel kneeling
Nativity series, Shepherd
Reindeer Ornament
Woody Owl

1985
Limited editions:
Carousel Unicorn (325)
Doré (1000)
Figure Eight (750)
Jumbles and Friend (750->200s probably)
King David (500->350)
Oberon (750)
Otters ‘Baxter and Doyle’ (400)
Romeo and Juliet (300)
Tristan and Isolde (200)
Yaqui ‘Deer Dancer’ (200)
Open editions:
1985 Angel Ornament
1985 Annual Egg with orange and peach flowers
Baby Rhino ‘Monday’
Baby Swan
Beagle Pups ‘Branigan and Clancy’
Clara
Elephant ‘Willoughby’
Felicia, Flutist
Lamb
Marguerite, Mandolinist
Mr. Holly (Mr. Snowball with holly added) (approx. intro year)
Nativity series, Cow
Pagliacci
Recital
Snowflake
Swanilda
Valentine
Valentine with Holly
Vanessa, Violinist

1986
Limited editions:
Carmen (500)
Cree ‘Magic Boy’ in color (200)
Encore (750)
Foxes ‘Chatsworth and Sloane’ (200)
Icarus (500)
Leda and The Swan, in white bisque (500)
Rose Red (750)
Rose White (750)
Sir Henry (350)
T’ang Dynasty I ‘The Student’ in white bisque (750)
The Lady and The Unicorn (750)
White Tail Deer (50)
Open editions:
1986 Angel Ornament
1986 Annual Egg with forget-me-nots
Bedtime Beth
Bedtime Jody
Clarissa
Dapple Grey Foal
Dove with upright wings
Hippo ‘T.G.I.F.’
Huey the Harmonious Hare
Kitri
Laura
Little Angel
Little Miss America
Lullaby Baby on Moon
Mick the Melodious Mutt
Nativity series, Donkey (year probable but not confirmed)
Patrick (variant of Snowflake)
Pierre the Performing Poodle

1987
Limited editions:
Bride, Commemorative (1000->described only as “Ltd.”)
Carousel Seahorse (500)
Elaine, Lady of the Lake (350)
Gyrfalcon (25->100->unknown lower edition size)
King Solomon (500)
Lucky child clown head (300) [private commission]
Madonna with Lily (1000->fewer)
Mothers Day Plate (2500->much fewer)
Mr. President George Washington (500)
Queen of Sheba (500)
Rose Plaque ‘Nature’s Beauty’ (500->fewer)
Ryder Cup Trophy (20) [private commission]
T’ang Dynasty II in white (500) and color (200)
Young Brave (ed. size described only as “Ltd.” by studio)
Open editions:
1987 Angel Ornament ‘Heavenly Angels’
1987 Christmas Bell
A Tisket, A Tasket
American Rose, available in choice of yellow, white, or pink
Baby Rhino ‘Love Is Blind’ (variant of Baby Rhino ‘Monday’)
Black Capped Chickadee with Dogwood
Bluebird of Happiness Vase
Bo Bo the Musical Bear
Bridal Centerpiece/Cake Topper
Cal the Musical Cat
Cupid with Heart
Dove with upright wings and Holly added
Eagle Bowl
‘First Born’ Virginia Dare [open edition but a certain amount were numbered]
Golden Eagle
Heartfelt (variant of Snowflake)
Hippo with Butterfly (variant of Hippo TGIF; gallery event piece)
Holiday Rose with Holly
Je’Taime poodle (different color version of Pierre)
Liberty Bell
Liberty Eagle
Little Heart (variation of Clarissa)
Lord Bentley
Merve the Musical Mouse
Nativity series, Lamb (year probable but not confirmed)
Penguins ‘Steppin’ Out’
Petunia the Pet Doe
Pony and Children
Ring Box
Romance Heart Box with Flowers
Romance Heart Box with Rings
Rose Madonna
Ryder Cup Heart Box [private commission]
Ski Bunny
Stars and Stripes Heart Box
The Pauper
The Prince
Victorian Santa Plate
Young Rose

1988
Limited editions:
American Bald Eagle (300)
Bridegroom (edition size never declared by Cybis, but simply as “Ltd.”)
Carousel Elephant ‘Jumbo’ (750->unknown lower amount)
Dream of Venus in white bisque (500) or color (200); see also 1990
Leda and The Swan in color (200)
Sharmaine the Sea Nymph (500->250)
Swan Lake’s Odette and Siegfried (100->15)
Swans in Motion (100 pair)
T’ang Dynasty I ‘The Student’ in color (200)
The Pope bust, 14” h, in white (200) or color (100)
Open editions:
Black Bear ‘Brendon’ (color variant of 1983 bear cub)
Black Beauty
Black Vase with Doves
Bride and Groom Miniature
Bud Vase with Doves (aka Wedding Vase)
Bunny Grad, Female (variant of Bon Bon)
Bunny Grad, Male (variant of Bon Bon)
Carousel II Llama
Carousel II Bear (1988 or 1989)
Carousel II Bull (1988 or 1989)
Carousel II Pony (1988 or 1989)
Carousel II Tiger (1988 or 1989)
Carousella (display unit)
Flower Girl
Goldfinch with Violets
Iris
Nativity Angel II (standing)
Nestling Owls ‘Harriet, Hank and Hoot’
Pony and Children
Preening Baby Swan (variant of Baby Swan with head position changed)
Ring Bearer
Strawberry Boy
Tender Feelings (variant of Sir Bailey)
Woodchuck ‘Roly Poly’

1989
Limited editions:
Carousel Horse ‘Golden Thunder’ (500)
Circus Horse Trio ‘Showtime’ (2000->probably few or none)
Cleopatra Bust (1000->much fewer)
Holy Child of Prague II, hall of fame replica (50)
Knight in Shining Armor (25->fewer, but at least 10 are known to have been made)
Marc Antony Bust (1000->much fewer)
Scheherazade (500)
The Pope bust, 12” high, in white (200) or in color (100)
Open editions:
Baby Duckling
Bunnykins
Carnation Boy
Daddy’s Little Girl
Golden Crown Kinglets with Crab Apple Blossoms
Golf Bunny (four), all variants of Bon Bon but with different color caps and sold separately: Gimmie (orange), Mulligan (green), Bogie (blue), and Bunkie (yellow)
Holy Family Plate
Madonna with Baby, 50th Anniv. stamp
Madonna with Bird re-issue/50th Anniv. Stamp
Nativity series, Nativity Angel II (standing)
Panda with Cub
Partridge in a Pear Tree ornament
Preening Baby Swan with Hat (customizable pink or blue)
Three Little Pigs
Unicorn Plaque
Water Lily with Frog

1990s Introductions

For the 1990s all my “official” sources of introduction year information are limited to whatever surviving price lists have turned up. I have no price list at all for Fall 1990, nor any that may have been isued in 1991 or 1992 (if there even were any.) A price list created in Fall 1983 designates with an asterisk all “New sculpture introductions subsequent to last printed price list” without indicating when the previous printed price list was issued. Thus, I’ve listed all of those pieces under the heading of Between Fall 1990 and Fall 1993 because that’s the best that can be done under the circumstances.

The relatively few pieces that I can list as having been definitely introduced in 1991 or 1992 are dated as such in the mold, such as the holiday ornaments.

You will see that I have marked almost all of the 1990 limited editions and all of the 2000s ones as “fewer”, “much fewer” or “few or none” regarding final edition size. This is because, given the overall retail marketplace conditions for art porcelain, there is virtually no way that Cybis made anywhere near as many as originally planned. In the case of some of the late 1990s and 2000s pieces, only one piece may have been cast and painted for photography purposes and that was it. In those decades they were only creating sculptures “to order” with a lead time measured in weeks or months. It was not the same scenario as during the boom years of the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s when production took place continuously.

1990 Spring only
Limited editions:
Deer in Motion (750->likely half or fewer)
Dream of Venus issue size was changed to 500 total; choice of color left to buyer
Golden Anniversary Cinderella (Belle of the Ball) (1000->few)
T’ang Dynasty III in white (500) and color (200) [intro in Fall 1990 or Spring 1991]
Open editions:
1989 Christmas Ornament of unknown appearance
Begorrah Bunny (variant of Bon Bon; intro year approximate)
Bunny Jellybean with Holly
Bunny with Carrot
Nativity Burro, Reclining (re-issue of retired 1983 Benjamin)
Cinderella, Belle of the Ball
Egg Embellished with Gold
Here Comes the Bride
Holiday Bell with Wreath
Little Chick
Madonna with Rose
Sleeping Squirrel
Snowy Owl (variant of Baby Owl)
Two Turtle Doves ornament
Young Eagle

Between Fall 1990 and Fall 1993
Limited editions:
Carousel Pony ‘Patriot’ (750->fewer)
Curtain Call (2500->much fewer)
Liberty II, hall of fame downsized replica (500->fewer)
Nefertiti Bust (1000->much fewer)
Persephone II, hall of fame downsized replica  (500->few)
Persephone II, even smaller HOF replica (1500->few or none)
Rapunzel II, downsized HOF replica, blue (1500->much fewer)
Swan, Wings Out (100) [single piece taken from the 1988 Swans in Motion pair]
Swan, Wings Up (100) [single piece taken from the 1988 Swans in Motion pair]
Open editions:
Andy, Boy Reading Book
Angel Child Ornament in pink or blue
Baby in Cradle in choice of color (baby taken from 1980s Adoration)
Baby Swan re-issue from 1980s
Bald Eagle (variant of Young Eagle)
Baptismal Font (renamed re-issue of retired Bonbonniere/Shell from 1970s)
Bear (taken from 1980s Mother Bear With Three Cubs) available in brown, black, tan or white
Bear Cub Golfer (taken from 1980s Mother Bear With Three Cubs) available in brown, tan or white
Bear Cub Golfer with Holly, white
Bear Cub Sitting (taken from 1980s Mother Bear With Three Cubs) available in brown, tan or white
Bear Cub with Holly, white (taken from 1980s Mother Bear With Three Cubs)
Bon Bon in brown
Bon Bon with Holly
Bunny Prince and Bunny Princess with Crown (both are variants of Bon Bon)
Bunny ‘Puttin’ on the Irish’ (variant of Bon Bon)
Bunny ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ (variant of Bon Bon)
Bunny with Bonnet, sitting (variant of Snowflake)
Bunny with Bonnet, standing (variant of Bon Bon)
Bunny with Yellow Ribbon (variant of Snowflake)
Bunnykins in brown
Bunnykins with Holly
Cherub Ornament, Boy (blue) (baby Jesus figure taken from 1957 House of Gold)
Cherub Ornament, Girl (pink) (ditto)
Cuddles with Holly
Chippy with Nuts
Cuddles
Cuddles in brown
Cupid Bowl Award (first retail appearance since its 1981 use as gift to Tony Randall)
Dolphin (taken from 1981 Arion the Dolphin Rider) offered in 3 sizes: Large, Medium, and Small
Dolphin Sitting on Tail (taken from 1981 Arion)
Eagle Atop the Palisades, re-issue in color of the retired 1976 bisque piece
First Bath
Girl Picking Daisies ‘Love Me, Love Me Not’
Golf Bunnies with Holly, one for each of the four named color variants (Bunkie, Bogie, Gimme and Mulligan)
Gymnast
Heartfelt in brown
Heavenly Music plaque
Holiday Boy with Noel Stocking and Clown Doll (variant of 1980s Holiday Child)
Holiday Girl with Bow Stocking and Panda (variant of 1980s Holiday Child)
Holiday Rose with Holly (re-issue from retired 1987 piece)
Jellybean in brown
Liberty (variant of Bon Bon)
Madonna Bust with Lace (re-issue of a retired 1950s mold)
Madonna with Bird, Hall of Fame replica edition
Nativity series, Camel II
New Jersey Animal, The Horse (variant of 1980s Lord Bentley/Black Beauty)
New Jersey Bird, The Goldfinch (re-naming of 1988 Goldfinch)
New Jersey Finch with Violets (1988 Goldfinch with violets added)
New Jersey Vase with Violets (variant of 1983 Daisy Vase)
Queen of Angels, upsized re-issue
Snowflake in brown
Swimmer
Taurus
The Acrobat
Time Out
Yoga, Girl in Motion

1991
Limited editions:
Cybis designed the porcelain heads for Hamilton Collection’s 1991 clown doll “A Gift of Innocence” but did not physically produce any of them; the heads were made in Malaysia for Hamilton.
Open editions:
Holiday Bell with Christmas Tree
Three French Hens ornament

1992
Open editions:
Four Calling Birds ornament
Trenton NJ Bicentennial Box

1993
Open editions:
Five Golden Rings ornament

1994
Limited editions:
Carousel Buffalo (7500->much fewer)
Open editions:
Holiday Bell with Sleigh
Holiday Boy with Noel Stocking and Panda
Holiday Girl with Bow Stocking and Clown Doll
Little Foal (downsized version of 1987 Lord Bentley->1988 Black Beauty)
Mermaid
Six Geese A-Laying ornament
Trenton Savings Bank Bald Eagle (variant of Young Eagle) [private commission]

1995
Open editions:
Comanche Chief medallion (Collectors Society joining piece for 1995) (originally from the 1970 Folio One packaging)
Golden Princess (1995 Collectors Society piece)
Hippo ‘Play Ball’ (variant of 1980s Hippo TGIF with baseball cap added)
Holiday Bell with Wreath, Christmas Tree and Sleigh
Madonna Angelica re-issue in a different size
Seven Swans A-Swimming ornament

1996
Limited editions:
Fire Dancer (200)
Lady Elizabeth, single figure taken from 1980s Lady and The Unicorn (1500->much fewer) [probable introduction between 1996-1998]
Open editions:
Crown in white and gold (Collectors Society joining piece for 1996) (crown mold taken from 1960s House of Gold)
Eight Maids A-Milking ornament
Golden Prince (1996 Collectors Society piece) (variant of 1987 The Prince)
Nativity series, Camel III (issued between 1996 and 1998) (body of Camel I put atop new kneeling legs)

1997
Limited editions:
Open editions:
Little Princess (1997 Collectors Society piece) (variant of 1988 Flower Girl)
Miniature Cybis Sign (Collectors Society joining piece for 1997)
Nine Ladies Dancing ornament
Woolie Bear

1998
Limited editions:
Open editions:
Bunny with Santa Hat (variant of Bon Bon) (intro year approximate)
Ten Lords A-Leaping ornament

1999
Limited editions:
Indian Warrior (200->fewer)
Prima Ballerina (edition size never declared; at least 3 were made but none of those were physically numbered)
Open editions:
Eleven Pipers Piping ornament

2000s Introductions

The items from the 1998 and 1999 price lists migrated almost intact onto the early-2000s website. The only known original-design limited edition introductions that I know of were The Buccaneer and the Carousel Reindeer; I’ve never seen an example of either one, other than the one photo of each displayed on the Cybis website. The website did not have any photos of the HOF chess piece replicas, the Scottish Terrier, or the Millennium Ornament (although one of those did turn up in one of the 2019 liquidation-auction sales lots, which is how I was finally able to add a photo of it to the Archive.)

2000
Limited editions:
Open editions:
Millennium Ornament
Twelve Drummers Drumming ornament

2001-2003, exact years not known
Limited editions:
Chess piece Bishop, downsized HOF replica (1000->few or none)
Chess piece King, downsized HOF replica (1000->few or none)
Chess piece Knight, downsized HOF replica (1000->few or none)
Chess piece Pawn, downsized HOF replica (1000->few or none)
Chess piece Rook, downsized HOF replica (1000->few or none)
The Buccaneer (edition size not given, more than one may never have been made)
The Pope bust, gold on white (100->unknown)
Open editions:
Fan Card Holder in various colors
Guardian Angel/Nativity (2001 or 2002)
Mini Rose (1” x 3”) in velvet box
Nativity Angel III (combination of body parts from two prior nativity angels)
Noble Eagle (combination of Young Eagle + base taken from Mr. President)
Patriot (variant of Bon Bon)
Ribbon of Hope Fan (variant of Fan Card Holder + pink ribbon)
Ribbon of Hope Rose, Large (pink 1987 American Rose + pink ribbon)
Ribbon of Hope Rose, Medium (pink 1987 Holiday Rose + pink ribbon)
Ribbon of Hope Rose, Small (Mini Rose + pink ribbon)
Romance Heart Box with Pink Ribbon (variant of 1980s Romance Heart Box)
Sabrina
Scottish Terrier

2004-2007, exact years not known
Limited editions:
The Pope bust, 8” high (2500->few or none)
Open editions:
Angel Ornament with Star Halo
Beagle (single pup taken from the 1980s Branigan and Clancy and sold separately)

2008
Limited editions:
Carousel Reindeer (750->few or none)
Open editions:
Partridge Ball Ornament

Again, if any reader has any of the missing 1960s, 1980s, or 1990s price lists mentioned above and would like to share a scan, PDF or photocopy, it would be much appreciated; this Archive is an ongoing project and all solid information is most welcome!

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