Another Pair of Ornate Cybis Female-Handle Mugs

Another Pair of Ornate Cybis Female-Handle Mugs

The very unusual pair of Cybis lady-handle mugs discovered last year were by no means the only ones that were made, after all. While the previous pair were signed M.B. Cybis, this second pair is signed simply Cybis in the same blue paint. Many thanks to the Archive reader who contacted me with photos of [...]

1940s Cybis, Part 3: Spatterware and Historical Reproductions

1940s Cybis, Part 3: Spatterware and Historical Reproductions

The third category of 1940s Cybis items, and possibly the smallest in terms of actual production, is their reproductions of 19th-century tableware. Produced for only about five years (ca. 1948-1953) these were quite different from anything else produced under either the Cybis or Cordey branding. They can be generally divided into three groups: lusterware, spatterware, [...]

1940s Cybis Porcelain, Part 1: Papka and Early Porcelain Designs

1940s Cybis Porcelain, Part 1: Papka and Early Porcelain Designs

The Cybis porcelain studio produced five remarkably different style genres during the first 30 years of its existence. Three of them belonged to the same decade (1940s) which was also the studio's first. These genres can be loosly grouped as follows: Papka and early porcelain; Cordey/Cybis retail; spatterware reproductions; atypical early 1960s; and post-1950 retail [...]

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 [...]