Two 1940s Papka Fairies by Marja Cybis

Two 1940s Papka Fairies by Marja Cybis

Recently an Archive reader sent me photos of two charming little papka figures made by Marja Cybis in the early 1940s (1940-1942) while the studio was in the Steinway Mansion.  Although best recognized for her papka angels – such as the Angelic Orchestra – these figures are in her whimsy/folk-art style.   My first reaction [...]

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 [...]