Base Behavior at Cybis

Base Behavior at Cybis

Fear not: This is neither a juicy scandal nor a moralistic lecture. It’s an overview of all the Cybis retail sculptures ever produced on or with a base, and there’s a more interesting variety of them than one would think. All Cybis bases fall into one of two categories: either physically attached to the sculpture [...]

Identifying Unsigned 1950s Cybis Porcelains

Identifying Unsigned 1950s Cybis Porcelains

The first decade of the Cybis porcelain 'brand' existence was a bit of a Wild West show, to say the least. Unlike subsequent decades which came under Marylin Chorlton's ownership, most of the 1950s pieces are both a blessing and a curse to collectors. A curse because almost all of them were cast from commercially [...]

More Cybis Q and A (sort of)

As a lighthearted (read: not to be taken seriously) followup to my recent Twenty Questions About Cybis post, here are some questions posed by a creative friend/Archive reader/collector in a humorous vein, and my responses likewise. Why was Aunt Pauline so foolish as to have ever paid so much for these things in the first place, [...]

Twenty Questions (and Answers) About Cybis

Twenty Questions (and Answers) About Cybis

Let's play Twenty Questions (plus one extra for good luck) with a potpourri of Q and A about Cybis porcelains. 🙂 (Where a sculpture is mentioned in the answer, it is linked to the page where a photo of it appears.) How do you pronounce CYBIS? It is pronounced see-biss. There is a software company [...]

The Hall of Shame (copies of Cybis porcelain)

The Hall of Shame (copies of Cybis porcelain)

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but when it comes to things like copyright infringement there's such a thing as being a little too flattering! So herewith the Archive inaugurates a Hall of Shame displaying blatant knockoffs of Cybis Porcelain copyrighted designs. There is one item that I dithered over adding to [...]