The Curious Chronology of the Cybis Award Bowl

The Curious Chronology of the Cybis Award Bowl

One of the Cybis studio’s ‘new’ retail introductions during the 1990s was a decorative piece titled Cupid Bowl, Original Famous Cybis Award. However, I recently discovered that its first appearance – like many of their 1990s-2000s offerings – took place decades earlier. It has been very interesting to dissect the chronology of this particular design. [...]

‘The Phoenix’ – An Unusual Cybis Bird Head

‘The Phoenix’ – An Unusual Cybis Bird Head

Every now and then something utterly unexpected from the Cybis studio comes to light, such as the discovery of a very unusual limited edition that was available for a relatively short time. (Some of this content originally appeared as a previous Archive post that described this sculpture as a gallery-exclusive special-event piece. However, official Cybis [...]

Cybis Porcelain Jewelry

Cybis Porcelain Jewelry

Until recently, if someone had asked me whether Cybis ever produced any porcelain jewelry, I would have answered in the negative. None of their price lists or other publications included any such items, and none appeared on their web site. Several years ago I did come across two small stickpins that were described as “an [...]

Cybis Porcelain Vases

Cybis Porcelain Vases

The Cybis studio produced a surprising number of vases in various shapes and sizes, despite not being ‘known’ for that genre of porcelain wares. While the early 1940s examples were, shall we say, 'artistic', the later examples were very mainstream in design. 1940s Vases Some of the early-1940s vases reflect the freeform style of the [...]

Sleuthing the ‘New Jersey Collection’ by Cybis

Sleuthing the ‘New Jersey Collection’ by Cybis

The convoluted subject of the various Cybis porcelain ‘collections’ will be addressed in a future post, but a particular one recently aroused my detective instincts. The 'New Jersey Collection' first appears on Cybis price lists during the early 1990s. Clearly these pieces were intended to appeal to a local/regional customer base. I have found no [...]

A Cybis Spatterware Lamp

A Cybis Spatterware Lamp

If I were to combine the words ‘Cybis’ and ‘lamp’, you’d probably assume I was referring to a Cordey item....and in most cases you’d be right. The lamps that came out of the Church Street studio were usually Cordeys, but surprisingly there was at least one lamp that emerged with a Cybis signature and entirely [...]