Born In the USA: Cybis Patriotic Sculptures

Born In the USA: Cybis Patriotic Sculptures

As befits America’s oldest* porcelain art studio, Cybis produced no less than 17 sculptures that celebrated the history and patriotism of the United States. Some were portraits, some were representations of our national bird, and some were giftware items. They appear below in order of retail introduction within each of those categories. Portraits   The [...]

Cybis Giftware Items

Cybis Giftware Items

Cybis Porcelain had a long history of making giftware items, dating all the way back to the Cordey studio in the 1940s and then the first decade of the Cybis operation in the 1950s.  (The Cybis vases, wedding-themed items and decorative eggs appear in their own separate posts.) Boxes   This circa 1939 ornate floral [...]

A Pair of 1940s Cybis Prototype Mugs

A Pair of 1940s Cybis Prototype Mugs

Although a separate post examines the early (1940s) Cybis porcelain retail pieces, an unusual experimental design from approximately the same period has been discovered. These two items are unusual both in subject and in how they are marked. In the 1940s and 1950s it wasn't unusual for the Cybis studio to utilize molds purchased from [...]