Born In the USA: Cybis Patriotic Sculptures

Born In the USA: Cybis Patriotic Sculptures

As befits America’s oldest* porcelain art studio, Cybis produced no less than 17 sculptures that celebrated the history and patriotism of the United States. Some were portraits, some were representations of our national bird, and some were giftware items. They appear below in order of retail introduction within each of those categories. Portraits   The [...]

Cybis Bird Sculptures after 1960

Cybis Bird Sculptures after 1960

With only one exception, none of the Cybis birds produced after 1960 resembled the early birds of the 1950s in style, and all of them were created in bisque (matte) porcelain. The sculptures below are sorted by decade according to their introduction year. The Cybis Owls shows those birds in more detail than is mentioned [...]

Cybis Early Birds (1940s through 1960)

Cybis Early Birds (1940s through 1960)

The Cybis studio has a long history of bird studies, with a few dating as far back as the 1940s; those are recognizably different from those produced during the 1950s and beyond. The Cybis birds produced during the 1950s show a gradually evolving style mix which coalesced into a permanent and definitive look beginning in [...]