Recent Selling Prices of Cybis Limited Editions

One of the questions I am most often asked is ‘What is my Cybis piece currently worth?’ and in most cases the sculpture is a limited edition. Although I have offered a general rule of thumb in my Market Values post, what people really want are hard numbers. This new Archive page will provide that, by recording the actual selling prices of Cybis limited-edition sculptures. But first, some important notes and caveats, so please read them before looking for your piece(s) on this page!

How This Page Works

This page records the selling prices of limited-edition sculptures only. No open-edition or retailer-event pieces are included (even if the retailer-event piece was numbered.)

In order to provide a full six months of data at launch, the starting date for this history is July 1st, 2022. I will be updating this page during the first week of each month, to add all the sales that occurred during the previous month.

The list is sorted alphabetically by sculpture name, except for the Limnettes which are listed as Limnette followed by the design name. Sales per sculpture name are shown with the most recent sale date listed first.

The individual sculpture number is shown because it’s possible that a piece may be re-sold multiple times. If an asterisk * appears after a sculpture number, it means that the sculpture has one previous sale recorded here as well. Two asterisks ** indicate that the piece was sold twice before, and so on. The notation # not provided means that the seller did not state the sculpture number nor include a photo showing it. If the piece was marked AP instead of a number, it will be indicated here as such; see this post for an explanation of the different things that AP can mean.

Please pay attention to the wording of my comments about the condition of the item:

* No damage cited or visible means that the seller or auction house did not mention (cite) any damage or repairs, AND their listing photos did not show any areas of damage or repair. Thus, a prospective buyer would assume that the piece was in mint (undamaged and with no repairs) condition from what they could see online.

* On the other hand, No damage cited means only that the seller did not mention any damage – but their photographs were not good enough in quality and/or quantity to determine whether the sculpture was actually free of damage or repairs. Auction houses are fond of generalizing (“condition: good” is a favorite and can cover a multitude of sins) or simply do not make any statement of condition at all. “No damage cited” means exactly that: The seller or auctioneer did not specifically mention any damage or repairs, but their photographs were not helpful in determining the piece’s actual condition.

The selling price quoted is for the item itself only. It does not include any percentage-based additional Buyer’s Premium that an auction house may have imposed, nor does it include any sales taxes or separate shipping costs that the buyer had to pay.

If a piece was part of a multi-item lot, this will be noted in my comments. I will assign the Cybis piece a percentage of the lot’s selling price based on what the other items were. For example, if the lot contains three Cybis limited editions, I will divide the hammer (winning bid) price equally into thirds. However, if a lot contains one limited edition plus one or more open editions or other items of lesser value, I will weight the limited-edition piece higher in most cases. The lot’s full selling price will also be indicated, along with a description of the other item(s), in order to provide context.

Special Note about eBay’s Sold Prices

Frankly, eBay is a nightmare when it comes to determining what an item actually sold for. There are only two types of Sold listing results in which the selling price reported publicly by eBay can be relied upon. Those are:

  • An auction style sale that received more than one bid.
  • An auction style sale that received only one bid and there is no mention of an ‘offer’ in the posted result.

Such sales are shown here simply as the sale price followed by the sale date and “on eBay”. This is what the buyer paid for the sculpture.

Here is how to interpret selling prices on this page that are shown differently than the format I have bolded above.

undisclosed selling price greater than $[amount] = The piece was originally an auction style listing with a Best Offer option available. Someone offered the seller more than the seller’s listed minimum opening bid, and the seller accepted it, thereby immediately ending the listing instead of letting it run its course. There is no way to know how much higher the actual selling price was It could have been somewhat higher, or a lot higher (as in, multiple times what the original opening bid was.) These pieces are shown in eBay’s search results as 1 bid and also Best offer accepted — but eBay only shows the amount of the original opening bid. Therefore, a Sold item originally listed with a starting bid of $10 and also a Best Offer option, will be shown by eBay with $10 as what appears to be the selling price – even though the actual selling price was higher (often by orders of magnitude.) It could have actually sold for $50, or $100, or $200. eBay’s failure to show the actual selling price of these listings is hugely misleading.

undisclosed selling price under $[amount] = The piece originally was a Buy It Now (fixed price) listing with a Best Offer option available, and the seller accepted less than their original asking price in response to an offer from a shopper. There is no way to know how much lower the actual selling price was. These pieces are shown in eBay’s Sold results as the original asking price with a horizontal line through it, and Best offer accepted.

$[amount] (or less) = This is by far the most problematic of eBay’s reporting formats. It means that the item was originally a Buy It Now listing that did not include a Best Offer option…in other words, it was a fixed-price listing (just like something being offered on Etsy or Amazon). Here is the problem: eBay uses the same reporting format regardless of whether the buyer paid the amount shown in the Sold result, or paid less than that in response to a ‘Watchlist special offer.’  Here is a hypothetical example:

  • Seller “A” offers a Cybis piece for $200 as a Buy It Now, with no Best Offer option. Someone clicks Buy It Now and pays $200 for it. eBay will show this as having sold for $200 and with Buy It Now beneath the selling price. This is what that buyer actually paid, and eBay’s reporting of this sale’s outcome is true.

However, consider this example as well:

  • Seller “B” offers a different Cybis piece for $200 as a Buy It Now with no Best Offer option. Six different shoppers notice it and put that item in their account’s Watchlist. The seller can see that six people are interested in this item, although he does not know who the people are. He wonders whether any of them would want to buy it if it was priced lower than $200, and decides to find out. He can send out a “special offer price” of, let’s say, $180 to the item’s Watchlist shoppers (the only rule is that a Watchlist-based offer must be at least 5% lower than the $200 that he is publicly asking.) eBay then automatically sends this $180 offer simultaneously to everyone who has put that item onto their Watchlist. The first person (if any) who responds to the special offer then becomes the buyer (you snooze, you lose.) But eBay will NOT show the Sold price as $180; instead, it shows it as being sold for original asking price of $200 and with Buy It Now beneath the selling price. eBay’s reporting of this sale’s outcome is false.

These two types of sales look identical in a Sold item search on eBay. There is no way to know, in this scenario, whether it was sold for the Buy It Now price that eBay displays, or for less than that amount. This is why I put (or less) after any Buy It Now sold price on eBay. (There are times when I know who bought a particular item, and if they are kind enough tell me how much they paid, I will cite the actual selling price instead.)

This is an utterly ridiculous reporting system, and we can only hope that someday eBay will use some of its purported 10-billion-dollar annual revenue to figure out a way to show what an item actually did sell for. Until then, this is the best we can do with the wonky information that eBay supplies. I go into a bigger rant on this subject in a post on my personal blog site, by the way, with illustrations of how the listing and sold search results actually look in each scenario.

How to Use This Information

Most people would compute the average (mean) selling price of a given design by adding them all up and dividing the result by the number of sales, in order to obtain the ‘average market value’ of that Cybis piece. But that approach is not necessarily the best, because it does not account for the condition of the pieces that were sold.

An alternate method is to eliminate the very lowest and the very highest sale price from your computation. Removing these two prices will partially mitigate the skewing that is caused by damaged-item and shill-bid-winner sales. It might sometimes be more accurate than including every sale (depending on how extreme the low and high selling prices are) but it is still not perfect.

The most accurate method is to average the sale price of only those pieces that are in the same condition as your piece. If your Cybis piece has no damage or repairs, take only the average of the no-damage sales of that sculpture. But if it isn’t in mint condition, use only the sales of damaged or repaired examples. This approach will produce the most accurate average market value for your specific sculpture, especially as more and more results are entered here over time.

I am providing the raw data (sale price and item condition), but how you choose to interpret that data is up to you.

One More Thing…

If you purchased a limited-edition Cybis after July 1st, 2022 either privately, locally, or via an online sale that doesn’t appear here, and would like to contribute to that sculpture’s sales history, I will be happy to include it here as long as the purchase price, date, and source is documented. Such sales will be described as a “verified private sale”. There is a contact form link at the bottom of this page.

If your limited-edition Cybis sculpture’s name is not yet on this page, you can contact me and I will try to discover any pre-July 2022 sales for it.

SALES OF CYBIS LIMITED EDITIONS from July 1, 2022 onward

A

Abigail Adams #420 – $67.00 on 11-10-22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible in the somewhat blurry photographs; no close-up or detail photos were provided.

Aphrodite #563 – $119 on 11/27/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Arion the Dolphin Rider #311  – $150 on 10/25/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible. Has actual (not phony) Jean Cousteau signature.
Arion the Dolphin Rider #349 (? Photo inconclusive on final digit) – undisclosed amount under $250 on 7/9/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible. Has actual Jean Cousteau signature.

B

Bathsheba #52 – $99.95 on 11-13-22 on eBay. Missing sections of purple hair rope/ribbons.
Bathsheba, # not provided – $112.50 as one of a $225 two-item lot with Desdemona, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

Beatrice #105 – $50 on 9/17/22 at Nest Egg Auctions. No damage cited or visible.

Beaverhead Medicine Man #102 – $50 on 7/14/22 on Everything But The House. Small chip on wood base, no damage to porcelain cited or visible.

Beavers ‘Egbert & Brewster’ #77 – undisclosed amount under $195 on 1/25/23, on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Berengaria #161 – $199.99 on 10/6/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Berengaria #430 – $212.50 as one of a $425 two-item lot with Richard the Lionheart, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

C

Calla Lily #61 – $225 on or about 11/20/22 on Ruby Lane. Complete with base. No damage cited or visible.
Calla Lily #343 – $199.99 on 9/20/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible, but is missing the wood base that these originally came with and fitted into.
Calla Lily #23 – $202.50 on 8/11/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible, but is missing the wood base.
Calla Lily #467 – $295 on 7/27/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible, but is missing the wood base.

Camille #253 – $45 on 10/5/22 on eBay. Left thumb and mirror broken off, extensive damage to white lace ribbons on back of dress, damage to lace at left shoulder.

Carousel Charger #180 * – $429.99 (or less) on 12/14/22 on eBay. Seller cited no damage; however, examination of the listing photos reveals that one of the red feathers on the left-hand side of the horse’s headdress is broken off. Whether the buyer realized this is not known. (At the time of its previous sale, both feathers were there.)
Carousel Charger #314 – undisclosed amount under $425 on 11/16/22, on eBay. Seller claimed it was in mint condition; however, a photo shows that one of the red feathers on the right-hand side of the headdress is broken off. It is not known whether the buyer realized this when negotiating the price with the seller.
Carousel Charger #180  – $152 as one of a $456 lot of three Cybis carousel horses, on 9/4/22 on Everything But the House. No damage cited or visible.

Carousel Elephant ‘Jumbo’ #11 – undisclosed amount under $175 on 12/13/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Carousel Horse ‘Ticonderoga’ #148 – $60 as one of a $150 lot with Oceania and Gambol/Frolic, on 10/8/22 at Case Antique Auctions. No damage cited or visible.
Carousel Horse ‘Ticonderoga’ #315  –  $152 as one of a $456 lot of three Cybis carousel horses, on 9/4/22 on Everything But the House. No damage cited or visible.

Carousel Lion #468 – $175 on 10/28/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Carousel Pony ‘Sugar Plum’ #238 – $225 on 12/5/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Carousel Pony ‘Sugar Plum’ #19 –  $152 as one of a $456 lot of three Cybis carousel horses, on 9/4/22 on Everything But the House. No damage cited or visible.
Carousel Pony ‘Sugar Plum’ #189 – undisclosed amount under $129.20 on 9/2/22 on eBay; fixed-price sale. No damage cited except for a small chip in one spot on the upper edge of the wood base. No visible damage to porcelain except for what looks like a pen or pencil mark in front of right ear.

Carousel Tiger #468 – $113.75 on 12/9/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible to the porcelain or brass pole. Photos showed a few light-colored marks on the wood base which could be either small scratches or only dust.

Chato #137 – undisclosed amount under $349.95 on 1/3/23, on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Circus Rider #127 – undisclosed amount under $699 on 12/9/22 on eBay. Broken-off area of lace at rider’s left shoulder.

Columbia #1910 * – $41 on 8-10-22 on eBay. Prior sale may have been cancelled before shipment, or item may have been returned to seller after receipt. Same damage condition issues apply as with July 2022 sale.
Columbia #1910 – $52 on 7/26/22 on eBay. Several missing or broken laurel leaves in crown/circlet. Broken and re-glued hair ribbon at back. Brass plaque on base badly oxidized/tarnished.

Conductor’s Hands ‘The Maestro’ #121 – $100 on 1/5/23 at Embassy Auctions. No damage cited or visible, although extremely dirty.

Court Jester #159 – $96.11 on 1/25/23 on MaxSold. There are two leaves in front of his left foot; the end/tip section of the lower leaf is broken off.Court Jester #86 – undisclosed amount under $675 on 10/13/22 on eBay, fixed-price sale. No damage cited or visible.
Court Jester #65 * – $89 on 10/20/22 on Everything But the House. The piece now has significant damage to one of the tunic pieces at the figure’s posterior. Now listed with photo and mention of damage. Unknown whether damage occurred before or after the September buyer took possession of the sculpture.
Court Jester #65 – $551 on 9/14/22 on Everything But the House. No damage cited or visible at this time; however, see condition at subsequent sale five weeks later. EBTH does not remove the record of sales that are cancelled after the auction ends (e.g., because of damage that occurs after auction ends but before delivery to buyer.)

Crow Dancer ‘Great Thunder’ #77 – $1500 on 8/28/22 at Lion and Unicorn Auctions. No damage cited or visible.

Cybele #412 – $60 on 10/2/22 at Charles Pharr Auctions. Right thumb broken off.
Cybele #258 – undisclosed amount under $225 on 8/26/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

D

Dahlia #379 – undisclosed amount under $350 on 7/22/22 on eBay. Pale pink colorway. One damaged petal tip; leaf broken/missing from one bud stem.

Desdemona #282 * – undisclosed amount under $499 on 10/3/22 on eBay. Seller’s condition statement vague; no damage visible but had only three photos.
Desdemona #282 – undisclosed amount under $725 on 7/24/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible; the connector between the two cape fasteners was awkwardly placed at the studio.
Desdemona, # not provided – $112.50 as one of a $225 two-item lot with Bathsheba, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

Doré marked AP – $35 on 11/28/22 on eBay. Seller did not cite any damage, but photo shows one loop broken off right-side hair ribbon bow. Please see this post for an explanation of the seven possible things that an AP designation can indicate.
Doré #119 – undisclosed amount greater than $99 on 11/27/22 on eBay. Autographed on underside by Ida Julian (Marketing Director at Cybis) in 1985, in black marker. Bowl was broken off from hands, resulting in part of the bowl’s bottom having a hole in it; that bowl section remained attached to the figure’s left hand.

Dutch Crocus ‘Blue Enchantress’ #85 – $220 on 11/30/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Dutch Crocus ‘Golden Goblet’ #651 – $89.99 on 11-3-22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

E

Eagle Dancer, # not provided – $1800 on 8/28/22 at Lion and Unicorn Auctions. Auctioneer cited ‘minor hairline cracks on left wing.’

Eleanor of Aquitaine #712 – $230 on 12/8/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Eleanor of Aquitaine #601 – undisclosed amount under $275 on 12/4/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Eleanor of Aquitaine #740 – $250 on 10/2/22 on eBay. No damage cited.
Eleanor of Aquitaine #354 – $275 on 7/27/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Eleanor of Aquitaine #47 – $55 as one of a $110 two-item lot with Queen Esther, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

(The) Enamoured Prince Florimund #42 – $67.00 (or less) on 12/29/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible on the three photos provided.

(The) Enchanted Princess Aurora marked AP – $165.75 on 12/28/22 on Etsy. One loop broken off topmost bow on left arm. Please see this post for an explanation of the seven possible things that an AP designation can indicate.

F

Figure Eight #73 – $19.99 on 1/12/23 on eBay. Index and middle fingers broken off right hand.

Fleurette #112 – $109.00 on 1/12/23 on eBay. Written in black marker pen on underside of cape: 5/15/82 Joseph W. Chorlton President, Cybis Studio, Trenton, New Jersey (all in block letters).
Fleurette #296
– $123.75 on 11/20/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Fleurette #273 – $60.98 on 7/1/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Folk Singer #86 – undisclosed amount under $69.99 on 11/26/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Free Spirit #482 (standard-rope version) – $175 on 8/28/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Free Spirit #347 (yellow-rope version) – undisclosed amount under $450 on 7/24/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible. Fewer than 75 yellow-rope versions were made; the other 900+ have a lilac-and-gold rope.

Frollo the Juggler #383  – undisclosed amount under $129 on 12/8/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Frollo the Juggler # not provided – $100 (or less) on 11/27/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible in the only two photos that were provided.
Frollo the Juggler, # illegible – undisclosed amount under $125 on 10/16/22 on eBay. The sculpture number was partially removed but is three digits beginning with 1. No damage cited or visible.
Frollo the Juggler #188 – $100 on 9/30/22 on eBay. No damage or repairs (confirmed by purchaser.)
Frollo the Juggler, marked AP – $6 as one of a $12 two-item lot with Jumbles, on 7/13/22 on Everything But The House. No damage cited or visible. Please see this post for an explanation of the seven possible things that an AP designation can indicate.

G

Gambol & Frolic #132 – $30 as part of a $150 lot that included Ticonderoga and Oceania, on 10/8/22 at Case Auctions. Possible damage to ribbons cited but was not adequately visible in photos.
Gambol & Frolic #29 – $325 on 7/25/22 at Déjà Vu Auctions. No damage cited, but appears to be mounted on an aftermarket (non-Cybis) rectangular wood base by a previous owner.
Gambol & Frolic #442 – $179.99 on 7/3/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Gambol & Frolic #805 – $71 on 7/1/22 on eBay. Tail on one unicorn broken off and glued back. Possible additional damage, but poor photos. Cybis signature removed, probably via cleaning.

Guinevere #291 — $89.95 (or less) on 1/22/23 on eBay. Seller cited condition as “as is”; no damage visible in the four photos, but there were no close up photos of lace on the cuffs. (This design is the bust of Guinevere; it is not the seated full figure which is Queen Guinevere.)
Guinevere #202* – $42.55 on 1/3/23 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Guinevere #202 –
$50 on 9/17/22 at Nest Egg Auctions. No damage cited or visible.
Guinevere #651 – $170 on 8/28/22 on Poshmark. No damaged cited or visible.
Guinevere  #551 – $70 on 7/11/22 at Donny Malone Auctions. Section of broken lace along back of bodice collar.

H

Hamlet #3 – undisclosed amount under $295 on 1/31/23 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Hamlet #284 – undisclosed amount under $450 on 8/1/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Hamlet #439 – $75 as one of a $150 two-item lot with Lady Macbeth, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

Harlequin #39 – $250 on 1/9/23, on eBay. No damage or repairs (confirmed by purchaser.)

High Rise #197 – $99 on 1/18/23 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

I

J

Jane Eyre #12 – undisclosed amount under $299 on 12/9/22 on eBay. Seller claimed “excellent condition” but photo showed that both top loops were completely broken off the bow at the back of her waist.
Jane Eyre #277 – $130 on 9/8/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Juliet #445 – $85 on 11/14/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Juliet #429 – $99.99 on 10/19/22 on eBay. No damage to the porcelain cited or visible. However, the wood base has a loss of the original stain all around the edge of the porcelain where it meets the base. Not sure how/why this would occur. No photo of underside which would determine if the sculpture and base were ever separated.
Juliet #671 – $79.99 on 7/7/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Jumbles and Friend #84 – $100 on 10/23/22 on eBay. No damage (confirmed by purchaser.)
Jumbles and Friend #168 – $140 as one of a $249 two-item lot with Rumples (an open edition), on 9/13/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible on either sculpture.
Jumbles and Friend #111 – $6 as one of a $12 two-item lot with Frollo, on 7/13/22 on Everything But The House. No damage cited or visible.

K

King Arthur, # not provided – $300 as one of a $600 two-item lot with Queen Guinevere, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

King David #102  – $400 on 10/12/22 on eBay. Small black scuff(?) marks on front of tunic, left knee, right arm, and toes of right foot. Not sure of source. Figure overall in need of cleaning. No other issues cited or visible.
King David #182 – $50 on 8/20/22 on eBay. Upper part of lute broken off.

Kwan Yin #682 – undisclosed amount greater than $125, on 9/25/22 on eBay. One of the lobster’s tails is broken off.

L

Lady Godiva #144 – undisclosed amount under $799.99 on 12/23/22 on eBay. Seller described condition only as “excellent”; however, examination of photos revealed that a section of lace ribbons directly behind the Lady’s posterior was broken off. Unknown whether buyer was aware of this damage.
Lady Godiva #200 – $425 on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

Lady Macbeth #602 – $74.95 (or less) on 1/18/23 on eBay. Crown is missing (cited by seller.) No other issues cited or visible.
Lady Macbeth #514 – undisclosed amount under $250 on 11/30/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Lady Macbeth #267 – $349.99 on 8/14/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Lady Macbeth #317 – undisclosed amount under $350 on 7/25/22, on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Lady Macbeth, # not provided – $75 as one of a $150 two-item lot with Hamlet, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.
Lady Macbeth #430 – undisclosed amount under $250 on 7/10/22 on eBay. Damage to crown (crack/glue) which was also detached from hand, resulting in area of gold paint loss. Body of sculpture had no cited or visible damage other than to the hand where crown was originally attached.

Leda and The Swan #1 – $256 on 10/28/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Leda and The Swan #23 – $60 on 8/27/22 at Dargate Auction Galleries. No damage cited or visible.

Limnettes, The Wonderful Seasons set of four – $150 on 9/5/22 on eBay. Seller cited the set as being all numbered #62 although no photos of that area. No damage cited or visible on any of them.

Limnette ‘Autumn’, not signed or numbered – $50 on 8/14/22 on eBay. White porcelain wedge mount. Has no painted Cybis signature or sculpture number (possibly removed by past cleaning.) Surface scratches on Limnette that may have resulted in some paint removal.

Limnette ‘Sabbath Morning’ #143 – $250 on 8/11/22 on eBay. White porcelain wedge mount. No damage cited or visible.

Limnette ‘Spring’, not numbered – $40 (or less) as one of a lot of two Limnettes (with ‘Winter’) on 12/4/22 on eBay. White porcelain wedge mount. Item is signed but not numbered.

Limnette ‘Summer’, not numbered – $50 on 8/14/22 on eBay. White porcelain wedge mount. Item is signed but not numbered.

Limnette ‘Winter’, not numbered – $40 (or less) as one of a lot of two Limnettes (with ‘Spring’) on 12/4/22 on eBay. White porcelain wedge mount. Item is signed but not numbered.

Little Blue Heron #287 – $179.95 on 1/17/23 on eBay. Complete with original separate wood base, although that was not shown in the listing photos. No damage or repairs (confirmed by purchaser.)

M

Melody, # not provided – $35 on or about 7/19/22 on Mercari. Seller claimed ‘excellent condition’ but only had a single photo.

Minnehaha #207 – $70 on 9/19/22 at Feminine Touch Auctioneers. Missing its original wood base. No damage cited; mediocre photographs seem to show reeds missing from front section.

Moses #522 – $99.99 on 12/25/22 on eBay. Seller described condition only as “as-is”; photos suggset that the index finger and (possibly) middle finger of right hand had been broken off and reattached. Photos were not good enough to make a better determination, but the angles of both fingers are definitely ‘off’ what is normal for this piece.
Moses #577 – $25 on 11-5-22 at Joshua Kodner Auctions. Badly botched repair attempt to reattach middle finger of right hand.
Moses #156 – $80 on 10/16/22 at DuMouchelles Auctions. No damage cited; photos show significant dirt and grime.
Moses #53 – $499 on 9/15/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible on sculpture; a small chip on one corner of the wood base which could easily be touched up.

N

Nashua #279 – undisclosed amount under $550, on 10/22/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible to porcelain, but is missing its original wood base and brass plaque.

Nefertiti #122 – $130 on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited

Noah #12 – $30 on 1/1/23 at Deja Vu Estate Sales. Description cited “repaired, bird on hand.”
Noah #18 – $49.99 on 11/28/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Noah #446 – $20.50 on 7/2/22 on eBay. Dove mold broken off, causing significant damage to hand as well as to dove.

O

Ophelia #798 – $450 on 1/15/23 at Lion & Unicorn Auctions. No damage cited or visible.
Ophelia #778 – undisclosed amount under $89 on 1/22/23, on eBay. One ruffle section of the lace cuff at her left hand has outermost edge of the lace broken off.
Ophelia #123 – undisclosed amount under $69.99 on 12/21/22, on eBay. Damaged lace on both cuffs; flower that was originally on left-hand hair ribbon broke off, leaving an unpainted area where the flower used to be.
Ophelia #418 – $60 (or less) on 12/5/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Ophelia #607 – $49.95 on 8/2/22 on eBay. Broken section of lace edge on right hand cuff.

Othello #350 – $599.99 on 7/2/22 on eBay.  Missing one of the three feathers originally at front of turban.

P

Pansies ‘China Maid’ #924 – undisclosed amount under $40 on 1/8/23, on eBay. Flower with obvious and cited repair (outer portion of one rear petal broken off and glued back on). Seller also mentioned that sculpture is “loose on base”, not sure whether this meant “detached” or “no longer firmly affixed to” (if the attachment is by a molly screw.)

Pegasus #97 – $12.27 on 10/28/22 on eBay. Heavily damaged, sold as restoration project only: right wing half broken off, horse broken off from base leaving large hole in belly area, cloud broken into several pieces.

Persephone #156 (original edition) – $325 on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

Pip the Elfin Player #331 – $90 (or less) on 12/31/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Pip the Elfin Player #637 – $25 on 10/2/22 at Charles Pharr Auctions. No damage cited or visible.
Pip the Elfin Player #102 – $54.99 on 9/21/22 on eBay. Right pinky finger broken off.
Pip the Elfin Player #252 – $86 on 8/21/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Pip the Elfin Player #74 – $20.50 as one of a $41 two-item lot with a damaged Peter Pan, on 7/13/22 on Everything But The House. Missing his flute; no other damage cited or visible.

Poppy the Performing Pony #407 – $85 (or less) on 1/7/23 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Poppy the Performing Pony #26 – $75 on 11/20/22 on eBay. Seller cited condition as “good”; photos showed a dark discoloration of unknown origin on right front hoof, and also to a lesser extent on the underside of the left front hoof.
Poppy the Performing Pony #927 – $74 on 10/29/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Poppy the Performing Pony #377 – undisclosed amount under $150 on 7/9/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Portia #381 – $75 on 10/24/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Portia #39 – undisclosed amount under $399 on 9/17/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Portia #205 – undisclosed amount under $300 on 7/25/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Priscilla #80 – undisclosed amount greater than $200, on 10/15/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

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Queen Esther #490 – undisclosed amount greater than $69.99 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Queen Esther #438 – $199.95 (or less) on 11/24/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Queen Esther #13 – $165 on 11/13/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Queen Esther #188 – $125 on 10/11/22 at Akiba Auctions. No damage cited or visible, except for very sloppy firing holes on underside of cape mold.
Queen Esther #440 – $55 as one of a $110 two-item lot with Eleanor of Aquitaine, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

Queen Guinevere # not provided – $225 on 1/26/23 on Mercari. No damage cited by seller. Only four photos, none showing the entire figure; no damage shown in those four photos.
Queen Guinevere #168 – $300 as one of a $600 two-item lot with King Arthur, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

Queen Titania #710 – undisclosed amount under $250 on 9/2/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Queen Titania #233 – $385 on 7/28/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

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Rapunzel (apricot) #559 – $109.99 (or less) on 12/15/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Rapunzel (lilac) #237 – undisclosed amount greater than $150 on 1/31/23, on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Rapunzel (pink) #724 – $63.75 on 11-2-22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Rapunzel (pink) #219 – $9.99 on 8/29/22 on eBay. Bottom part of longest hair section broken off; mirror missing.

Richard the Lionheart #249 – $212.50 as one of a $425 two-item lot, on 7/23/22 at Schmidt’s Antiques Auctions. No damage cited.

Rose Red #172 – $180 on 10/29/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Rose Red #256 – $175 on 7/26/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Rose White #233 – $180 on 10/29/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

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Sacajawea #456 – undisclosed amount under $319.50 on 1/5/23, on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Sacajawea #116 – undisclosed amount under $499.95 on 1/5/23, on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Sacajawea #125 – $75 on 8/24/22 on eBay. Seller cited only “sold as is”; photos showed broken-off headdress feather, finger with possible repair, and other areas that may have been repaired or damaged.
Sacajawea #388 – $34.99 on 7/15/22 on eBay. Broken/re-glued areas on feather cited by seller, no close-up photo of area provided.
Sacajawea #106 – $61 on 7/14/22 on Everything But The House. Visible repair (broken/re-glued) to feather on headband.

Satin #156 – $610 on 12/10/22 on eBay. No damage (condition and selling price confirmed by purchaser.)
Satin #345 – $170 on 10/2/22 at Charles Pharr Auctions. No damage cited or visible.

Scarlett #155 – $159 (or less) on 11/25/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Scarlett #278 – $75 on 9/17/22 at Nest Egg Auctions. No damage cited or visible.

Sea King’s Steed ‘Oceania’ #125 – $280 on 10/29/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Sea King’s Steed ‘Oceania’ #52 – $60 as part of a $150 three-item lot (with Ticonderoga and Gambol & Frolic) on 10/8/22 at Case Antiques Auctions. No damage cited or visible.
Sea King’s Steed ‘Oceania’ #34 – $349.99 on 8/18/22 on eBay. Painted surface of wood base in poor condition (flaking, cracking, etc.). No damage cited to porcelain itself.

Sharmaine the Sea Nymph #113 – $86 on 1/24/23 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Sharmaine the Sea Nymph #61 – $280 on 10/29/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Sharmaine the Sea Nymph (see comments) – $299.99 on 8/29/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible, but sculpture does not have a painted Cybis signature and is not numbered. Unknown whether these were accidentally removed during a cleaning attempt, or if the sculpture is a ‘studio escapee’ that was never signed. The original grey felt on the underside was removed, leaving only remnants. Photographs all had an orange cast, making determination of the actual sculpture colors difficult.

Sir Henry #134 – $599.99 on 8/11/22 on eBay. Black marks of unknown origin on right hand. Possible missing foliage on base, though no damage cited.
Sir Henry #126 – undisclosed amount under $799.95, on 7/10/22 on eBay. Damage to area of foliage on base.

Sleeping Beauty #119 – $157.50 on 12/19/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Sleeping Beauty #234 – $59.95 (or less) on 11/10/22 on eBay. Areas of missing lace on left cuff and hairband.
Sleeping Beauty #603 – undisclosed amount under $125 on 10/10/22 on eBay. No damaged cited by seller, but photo clearly showed both loops on the back lace bow are broken.
Sleeping Beauty #693 – undisclosed amount under $89.95 on 7/31/22 on eBay. Left hand broken off above wrist and glued back; several fingers missing from left hand.
Sleeping Beauty #356 – $56 on 7/1/22 on eBay. No damaged cited or visible.

Spring Promise framed plaque #20 – $155 on 8/11/22 on eBay. Plaque is mounted crookedly (at an angle) inside frame. Slight damage to paper backing on frame. No damage cited or visible on plaque itself.

Stallion #214  – $275 on 12/8/22 on eBay. White with gray mane and tail (studio called this colorway ‘gray’). No damage cited; there are some dark spots on the face that might be either dirt or paint imperfections (not possible to tell from the photo.)

Summer Dreams framed plaque #20 – $155 on 8/11/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

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The (Polish) Bride #54 – $1499 on 10/09/22 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.

Thoroughbred, # not provided – $140 as one of a two-item lot on 10/18/22 at B. Slosberg Auctions. Dapple grey version. Other item in lot was a circa-1960s display sign in fair condition; value approx $20.

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Unicorn #292 – $225 on 1/15/23 at Lion & Unicorn Auctions. No damage cited or visible.
Unicorn, # not provided – $750 on 10/31/22 on eBay. Seller did not cite sculpture number, nor provide any photo showing it. Seller disclosed that the horn “was broken and repaired before purchase” but had only two photos of the piece (front and back), neither of which were good enough to accurately determine condition.
Unicorn, marked AP – $595 on 7/28/22 on eBay. Small flower cluster on branch section broken off. Please see this post for an explanation of the several things that an AP designation can mean.

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W

Wankan Tanka ‘The Great Spirit’ #2 – $1350 on 1/14/23 on eBay. No damage cited or visible.
Wankan Tanka, Great Spirit #85  – undisclosed amount under $1799.95 on 9/16/22 on eBay. No damage cited except for a small pen mark on the front of the white-painted wood base; no other damage cited or visible.

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(there were no Cybis sculpture names beginning with Z)

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