Mystery XXX Marks on Cybis Porcelains

Mystery XXX Marks on Cybis Porcelains

I love a good mystery as much as anybody, but this one is a real head-scratcher and I’m hoping that some Archive readers may be able to help solve it. It appears that some Cybis pieces were pencil-marked in an odd way and for an unknown purpose. The first question, of course, is whether the [...]

Current Market Values of Cybis Porcelain

Many of the inquiries I have received during the past five years of the Archive’s online existence have begun with “I have a [name of Cybis sculpture], can you tell me how much it is currently worth?” A very understandable question, and one that I have answered privately via return email because of an agreement [...]

Stylized ‘Helmet Heads’ – by Cybis??

Stylized ‘Helmet Heads’ – by Cybis??

The recent liquidation of the Cybis Studio’s holdings has turned up quite a few surprises but perhaps none so much as a small group of stylized pieces that simply don’t fall into any category previously known. For lack of any better appellation, I’m going to call them the Helmet Heads. This wasn’t actually the first [...]

Old Cybis Signatures on New Pieces, New Signatures on Old Pieces, and A Cybis Sticker Discovered

Old Cybis Signatures on New Pieces, New Signatures on Old Pieces, and A Cybis Sticker Discovered

The recent liquidation of the Cybis studio’s holdings has resulted in some important updates on the ‘identification’ front: One wholly unexpected, one positively perplexing, and another somewhat misleading. A Cybis Gummed Sticker It was common practice for the Cordey items to have a gummed sticker affixed before they went out the studio door; enough lamps [...]

List of All Known Cybis Porcelain Design Numbers

The design number that was assigned to each Cybis porcelain is one of those tiny nuggets of information that once served a useful purpose but is now of value only to research geeks like myself (and possibly others.) Originally, it indicated the genre to which the sculpture belonged and also no doubt simplified the bookkeeping [...]