A Bonanza of Cybis Bunnies

A Bonanza of Cybis Bunnies

Although the proper term for a large group of rabbits is a colony or a fluffle, it does seem as if it should instead be “a reproduction of rabbits” or “a bonanza of bunnies”! Either of these would apply to the largesse of lagomorphs created in porcelain by Cybis. Indeed, they were such a mainstay [...]

Going To the Dogs: Canines by Cybis

Going To the Dogs: Canines by Cybis

The Cybis studio produced relatively few dog and cat studies – less than a dozen of each during the studio’s entire history. I have never seen a Cordey-imprint dog, although there were three different cats made. Most of the canine sculptures were introduced in the 1980s or later and all are open (non-limited) editions. The [...]

Purr-fectly Charming Cybis Cats

Purr-fectly Charming Cybis Cats

Cats and dogs were both represented in porcelain by Cybis, although less than a dozen designs were created in either category. The majority of those sculptures were produced by the modern (post-1960) studio although there are earlier examples. In fact, there are two feline designs dating from the Cordey era. Cordey and Cordey/Cybis Cats There [...]

Bulls and Bears in the Cybis Market

Bulls and Bears in the Cybis Market

The art porcelain market has at times been as volatile as Wall Street – bullish one decade and bearish the next. Although the bears and bulls were both represented in the Cybis studio’s output, one clearly outnumbered the other throughout their seven decades of existence. The Bulls Bull, 'God of the Thunderbolt' was designed by [...]

The Cybis Carousel Animals

The Cybis Carousel Animals

In addition to their carousel horses Cybis also created a menagerie of other carousel animals in porcelain. There were two very different series: the full-size collection spanning the mid-1970s through the early 2000s, and the small Carousel II series introduced in the late 1980s. Unlike the Hall of Fame editions, however, the second series was [...]

Cybis Goes to the Circus

Cybis Goes to the Circus

The circus theme was a popular one for Cybis porcelain; it was represented continuously in both human and animal studies ever since the first two in that genre were introduced in 1975. Only four of the circus sculptures were limited editions. Barnaby, an open edition introduced in 1975, was originally named Barnaby the Bicentennial Circus [...]