Double Trouble: Dual-Signature Cordey/Cybis Porcelains

Despite the pieces having been produced in the same studio, it’s usually easy to distinguish Cordey and Cybis from each other by sight; their styles were very different. Most Cordey items were Old World/European/Dresden in flavor, while the first-decade Cybis retail pieces were either religious (most) or animals and birds (some.) They were also marked [...]

Unique and Unusual Cordey Porcelain, Part 2

Unique and Unusual Cordey Porcelain, Part 2

As a follow-up to my first post on this subject, here are a dozen additional Cordey items that struck me as being unique, unusual, or in some cases downright weird. Like all Cordey pieces that emerged from the Cybis facility, they date from the 1940s or early 1950s.   This first example is unusual because [...]

Some Unique and Unusual Cordey Designs

Some Unique and Unusual Cordey Designs

Although this site focuses primarily on porcelains produced under the Cybis name, we've already seen a bit of 'crossover' with some Cordey pieces during the 1940s. That said, the majority of Cordey items were so distinct from Cybis as to be an entirely different design genre. Nevertheless, because of the two-decade dual ownership by Boleslaw [...]

A Rare Cordey-to-Cybis Madonna and Child

A Rare Cordey-to-Cybis Madonna and Child

As shown in the 1940s Cybis Retail post, occasionally items from that era are found with either a dual signature (Cordey plus Cybis) on the same piece and, in a very few instances, a standard Cordey design item has been found bearing the "M.B. Cybis" signature instead. There aren't many of these "duals" and "duplicates" [...]