Cybis Porcelains in Public Collections

The Cybis studio published three lists that were titled ‘Cybis Porcelains Are in the Following Collections’. The first one appeared on the final page of the 1970 Cybis catalog and contains 24 names of museums and art centers; there are no governmental/state recipients listed, even though several Cybis pieces were presented to foreign leaders as [...]

Unusual Cordey Lamps

Unusual Cordey Lamps

Although there are several Archive posts showcasing some unusual or odd Cordey figurines, I decided that a similar post about Cordey lamps would be an interesting companion. A few of them still have their original lampshades, just as they were sold during the 1940s or 1950s. We’ll start this overview with a bang, and a [...]

Cybis ‘Technical Achievements’ Information Sheets

Cybis ‘Technical Achievements’ Information Sheets

As part of their efforts to educate their retailers about the process of producing Cybis porcelains, the studio decided to supply information about certain pieces they introduced during the mid-1980s. These info-sheets, titled Technical Achievements, were included with the various new-introduction brochures, price lists, and catalogs that were sent to retail stores. Although I have [...]

Cybis Doll Designs for the Hamilton Collection

Cybis Doll Designs for the Hamilton Collection

There are only two known instances when the Cybis studio ever licensed any of their designs to another manufacturer. Both of them were dolls produced by The Hamilton Collection during the early 1990s. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise because Cybis’ biggest rival, the Boehm studio, had been working with the Hamilton Collection ever [...]

Cybis Greeting Cards

Cybis Greeting Cards

In addition to the various catalogs, brochures, and price lists that made up the bulk of the Cybis studio’s advertising materials, there were also promotional items that weren’t readily available to the general public. One example is the Cybis-logo pin/pendant made by Terryberry and shown in the Cybis Jewelry post. Such items were created for [...]

Unique and Unusual Cordey Porcelain, Part 3

Unique and Unusual Cordey Porcelain, Part 3

This latest group of unusual Cordey pieces also includes the four known styles of ‘couples’ (two figures on a single base), and a very unusual large trinket box. Décor Items Although this small (6.5” high) vase is often found in color, it was fairly rare for Cordey to produce anything in plain, undecorated white. This [...]

The Cybis Pegasus Colt ‘Free Spirit’ (and Why There are Two Versions)

The Cybis Pegasus Colt ‘Free Spirit’ (and Why There are Two Versions)

The Cybis porcelain studio produced three different representations of the iconic mythical flying horse. The Pegasus Colt ‘Free Spirit’, designed by Susan Eaton, is 9" tall and appeared in 1980 as a limited edition of 1000 for $675.   Within that declared edition there are 52 that have a slight difference in their decoration, which [...]