All at Sea with Cybis

All at Sea with Cybis

Although Cybis never created any sort of “maritime collection”, a selection of their sculptures do fit into a seagoing theme – so, why not? The very first sea-based Cybis (ouch, sorry, could not resist!) appears in their Spring 1963 price list but nowhere else in any literature I currently have. Titled Sea Nymph, it must [...]

Carousel Horses by Cybis

Carousel Horses by Cybis

Completing the trilogy of Cybis equine reviews are the nine horses which were part of their ‘Carousel Collection’ over the decades. In fact, the series itself began with a carousel horse in 1973. (The other carousel animals are shown separately.) All of the limited edition carousel horses were sculpted by Susan Clark Eaton. Heights given [...]

The Cybis Horses

The Cybis Horses

The horse was featured throughout the Cybis Studio’s history; a few equines even appear as early Papka pieces created in the 1940s. This post will focus only on the ‘real’ horse studies; the mythological equines are shown in Unicorns and Pegasi, and the Carousel Horses are profiled separately as well. I have sorted these Cybis [...]

Cybis Unicorns and Pegasus (Pegasi?)

Cybis Unicorns and Pegasus (Pegasi?)

The extremely popular unicorn collecting genre was not overlooked by Cybis, and in fact they did a rather nice job of it, too – going way back to the first decade of the modern studio in the 1960s. That other fantasy equine, Pegasus, was not neglected but let’s take a look at the Cybis unicorns [...]

Into the Woods with Cybis

Into the Woods with Cybis

‘Into the woods’ is probably not the most accurate title for a post describing the wide-ranging array of Cybis wildlife sculptures profiled below, but I think that with more than 50% of them qualifying as per habitat I can probably get away with it. Beginning with the smallest woodland denizen, Deer Mouse ‘In Clover’ is [...]

Squirrelly Doings at Cybis

Squirrelly Doings at Cybis

Watching the acrobatic antics of a pair of squirrels reminded me that Cybis created four of them in porcelain. The first and best known of them, Squirrel, ‘Mr. Fluffy Tail’ appeared in 1965 as an open edition and was produced until his retirement in 1971. He stands 7.5” high and has the typical squirrel attitude [...]