Sports Studies by Cybis

Sports Studies by Cybis

A sports theme probably isn't the first that comes to mind when thinking about Cybis porcelains but in fact they did produce more than a dozen pieces in that genre. Two of them were special commissions but the others were available at retail. Some were human figures and others were animals; however, only one of [...]

Fleurette by Cybis: A Tale of Two Stories

Fleurette by Cybis: A Tale of Two Stories

It's usually easy to identify the story behind each of the Cybis porcelain 'character' studies, but there's one in particular that threw me for a loop at first ….as well as having an unfinished tale of her own. Fleurette was introduced in 1981 as a limited edition of 1000 at a price of $725; by [...]

Of Princes and Paupers by Cybis

Of Princes and Paupers by Cybis

One of many literary works that inspired Cybis porcelain designs was Mark Twain's tale of The Prince and the Pauper. In fact, there ended up being more than one version of those two lads, spanning a full decade. Each sculpture was sold separately. Both were designed by Lynn Klockner Brown. The Prince The first (standard) [...]

The Cybis Porcelain Chess Set

The Cybis Porcelain Chess Set

One of the most ambitious porcelain works by the post-1950s Cybis studio was also perhaps their most unusual. This is the elaborate chess set that was first created during the 1970s, although there were actually three versions produced over the course of the next two decades. The story of the Cybis Chess Set began in [...]

The Polish Bride by Cybis

The Polish Bride by Cybis

This sculpture is the only instance of a modern Cybis Studio porcelain that was based directly upon an original Boleslaw Cybis painting. Although the name of both works was simply The Bride, most collectors typically refer to it as 'The Polish Bride.' The original portrait is an oil on canvas, painted by Boleslaw Cybis in [...]

The Cybis Child Sculptures (‘Children to Cherish’)

The Cybis Child Sculptures (‘Children to Cherish’)

In addition to their various child/baby busts, nursery rhyme and fairytale characters, the Cybis studio produced many sculptures within their general category called “Children to Cherish.” They were all non-limited editions. The pieces from the 1950s and 1960s predated this category concept which was introduced the following decade. On the 1963 price list, the only [...]