Unique and Unusual Cordey Porcelain, Part 3

Unique and Unusual Cordey Porcelain, Part 3

This latest group of unusual Cordey pieces also includes the four known styles of ‘couples’ (two figures on a single base), and a very unusual large trinket box. Décor Items Although this small (6.5” high) vase is often found in color, it was fairly rare for Cordey to produce anything in plain, undecorated white. This [...]

Cordey Figures and Smalls: A Retail History in Vintage Ads

Cordey Figures and Smalls: A Retail History in Vintage Ads

This companion article to my Cordey Lamps in Vintage Ads post will look at their human figures and home décor objects. I’ve combined the two genres because most retailer ads contained both; ads showing Cordey lamps usually showed only those. Retailer ads for Cordey items first appeared within a year of the company’s 1942 incorporation. [...]

Some Unique and Unusual Cordey Designs

Some Unique and Unusual Cordey Designs

Although this site focuses primarily on porcelains produced under the Cybis name, we've already seen a bit of 'crossover' with some Cordey pieces during the 1940s. That said, the majority of Cordey items were so distinct from Cybis as to be an entirely different design genre. Nevertheless, because of the two-decade dual ownership by Boleslaw [...]