1950s Cybis Singing Angel Beauty Pageant

1950s Cybis Singing Angel Beauty Pageant

Although we know that Cybis used molds bought from other companies to produce almost all of their 1950s retail line, their local competitor Boehm seemed to have eschewed this practice – or so I thought until recently, when I found a singing-angel figurine made by both studios during that decade.  And they weren’t alone: at [...]

The Second Cybis Nativity Set (1980s) ‘The First Christmas’

The Second Cybis Nativity Set (1980s) ‘The First Christmas’

After the retirement of their first nativity set, the Cybis studio did not offer anything in this genre until the 1982 introduction of a new series called The First Christmas. These are entirely different sculptures than the circa-1950s Porcelain Murals. Unlike the original (first) series, these new figures are individual sculptures and have a bisque [...]