The Holy Child of Prague by Cybis

The Holy Child of Prague by Cybis

Given the Cybis Studio's roots in Eastern Europe it isn't surprising that they produced several iterations of the famed 16th century statue long associated with the city of Prague, Czech Republic (although it is said to have originally been made in Spain.) The original statue dating from the mid 1500s is 19" high, carved from [...]

The Cybis Child Sculptures (‘Children to Cherish’)

The Cybis Child Sculptures (‘Children to Cherish’)

In addition to their various child/baby busts, nursery rhyme and fairytale characters, the Cybis studio produced many sculptures within their general category called “Children to Cherish.” They were all non-limited editions. The pieces from the 1950s and 1960s predated this category concept which was introduced the following decade. On the 1963 price list, the only [...]

The Cybis Flower Studies

The Cybis Flower Studies

The Cybis studio produced porcelain flower studies regularly throughout its history. Their roses, flower baskets and of course the one of a kind Flower Bouquet of the United States are shown in separate posts, but there are still plenty of other floral sculptures to browse through! They are shown below in chronological order by introduction [...]

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 [...]

The Cybis Flower Baskets

The Cybis Flower Baskets

It seems a bit odd that during its entire history the Cybis studio produced so few flower basket designs. Four of the retail-production baskets were open editions and one was a limited edition. The sole limited edition basket is the Colonial Basket which represents the official flowers of the original 13 colonies. The flowers included [...]

Cybis Portraits of Historical Personages

Cybis Portraits of Historical Personages

‘Portraits in Porcelain’ was the category name given by Cybis to their limited edition full-figure studies of characters from history, literature and the performing arts. These covered a wide range of subjects and sometimes more than a bit of artistic license was used in the portrayals, but a number of the Portraits can be counted [...]

Cybis Goes to the Circus

Cybis Goes to the Circus

The circus theme was a popular one for Cybis porcelain; it was represented continuously in both human and animal studies ever since the first two in that genre were introduced in 1975. Only four of the circus sculptures were limited editions. Barnaby, an open edition introduced in 1975, was originally named Barnaby the Bicentennial Circus [...]

The Cybis Child Portrait Busts

The Cybis Child Portrait Busts

Cybis had a continuous history of child head/portrait busts through most of the studio's existence. All but three were attached to a wood base, and all were between 9” and 11” high overall. Most were issued as companion sculptures although each was sold separately. Only three were limited editions; the others were open (non-limited). Let’s [...]