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 [...]

The Holiday Child(ren) by Cybis

The Holiday Child(ren) by Cybis

In addition to their nativity sets and ornaments Cybis produced some child figurals known as the Holiday Children. Although made from only two basic molds they have been offered as various issues at different times. They were all non-limited editions, 5.25” high. The first was the 1980 Holiday Child who is looking down into a [...]

The Second Cybis Nativity Set (1980s) ‘The First Christmas’

The Second Cybis Nativity Set (1980s) ‘The First Christmas’

After the retirement of their first nativity set, the Cybis studio did not offer anything in this genre until the 1982 introduction of a new series called The First Christmas. These are entirely different sculptures than the circa-1950s Porcelain Murals. Unlike the original (first) series, these new figures are individual sculptures and have a bisque [...]

The First Cybis Porcelain Nativity Set (1950s)

The First Cybis Porcelain Nativity Set (1950s)

The Cybis studio produced two entirely different porcelain nativity sets. The first set was made during the 1950s and the second set began in the 1980s. In addition to the creche scene included in the nativity set, they also produced a separate, differently named creche scene as well – which causes some confusion because they [...]