Cybis Goes to the Circus

Cybis Goes to the Circus

The circus theme was a popular one for Cybis porcelain; it was represented continuously in both human and animal studies ever since the first two in that genre were introduced in 1975. Only four of the circus sculptures were limited editions. Barnaby, an open edition introduced in 1975, was originally named Barnaby the Bicentennial Circus [...]

All at Sea with Cybis

All at Sea with Cybis

Although Cybis never created any sort of “maritime collection”, a selection of their sculptures do fit into a seagoing theme – so, why not? The very first sea-based Cybis (ouch, sorry, could not resist!) appears in their Spring 1963 price list but nowhere else in any literature I currently have. Titled Sea Nymph, it must [...]

The Cybis Horses

The Cybis Horses

The horse was featured throughout the Cybis Studio’s history; a few equines even appear as early Papka pieces created in the 1940s. This post will focus only on the ‘real’ horse studies; the mythological equines are shown in Unicorns and Pegasi, and the Carousel Horses are profiled separately as well. I have sorted these Cybis [...]