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 [...]

Old Testament Biblical Characters by Cybis

Old Testament Biblical Characters by Cybis

Cybis’ various representations of madonnas (old and newer), other religious figures and popes appear in other posts, but the studio also produced several Old Testament character portraits as well. All were limited editions and are shown below in chronological order by introduction year. The first of these was Moses ‘The Great Lawgiver’. It was an [...]

The Cybis Madonna Sculptures (1960 – 2000s)

The Cybis Madonna Sculptures (1960 – 2000s)

If you’ve managed to wade through the overview of the 1950s Cybis madonnas you’ll be relieved to know that this one contains only a baker’s dozen! All of the sculptures shown below were introduced in 1960 or later. It’s interesting to see that although the studio’s first ten years produced a veritable population explosion of [...]

Cybis Madonna Sculptures from the 1950s

Cybis Madonna Sculptures from the 1950s

(In order to keep this page to a manageable size, it now contains only the full-figure madonna pieces made by Cybis during the 1950s. The 1950s madonna busts and torsos have been spun off into their own separate post. If you are trying to identify a glazed-finish Cybis madonna bust or a torso that is [...]