Cybis Porcelains ‘Before and After’

Cybis Porcelains ‘Before and After’

I recently added a post to my personal blog site, describing the process by which art porcelain sculptures are created. The transformation from the artist's initial clay model to the finished retail product was something that collectors rarely had a chance to see and appreciate. Shown below are "before and after" photos of a baker's [...]

Of Princes and Paupers by Cybis

Of Princes and Paupers by Cybis

One of many literary works that inspired Cybis porcelain designs was Mark Twain's tale of The Prince and the Pauper. In fact, there ended up being more than one version of those two lads, spanning a full decade. Each sculpture was sold separately. Both were designed by Lynn Klockner Brown. The Prince The first (standard) [...]

Cybis Giftware Items

Cybis Giftware Items

Cybis Porcelain had a long history of making giftware items, dating all the way back to the Cordey studio in the 1940s and then the first decade of the Cybis operation in the 1950s.  (The Cybis vases, wedding-themed items and decorative eggs appear in their own separate posts.) Boxes   This circa 1939 ornate floral [...]

Angels by Cybis Porcelain

Angels by Cybis Porcelain

Angels and cherubs emerged from the Cybis studio ever since its earliest days in 1940s New York where Boleslaw and Marja Cybis created their “papka” frescoes and sculptures. The angels below are listed chronologically. None of them were limited editions. An intriguing group of six angels produced between 1940 and 1942 in “papka” composition was [...]

Cybis Flights of Fantasy

Cybis Flights of Fantasy

Cybis produced quite a number of porcelain sculptures that can be put into the ‘fantasy’ genre: unicorns, mythological figures, fairytales of all sorts, and of course the three main characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Nevertheless there are some that fail to fit into any of those categories, and many of them were designed by [...]