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. [...]

Cybis Porcelain Vases

Cybis Porcelain Vases

The Cybis studio produced a surprising number of vases in various shapes and sizes, despite not being ‘known’ for that genre of porcelain wares. While the early 1940s examples were, shall we say, 'artistic', the later examples were very mainstream in design. 1940s Vases Some of the early-1940s vases reflect the freeform style of the [...]