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 only five flower basket designs. Even stranger is the fact that all five flower baskets were produced during the exact same time period, with no other flower baskets being produced after that. Four of the baskets were open editions and one [...]

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 [...]