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 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 [...]

A Cybis Concert: Music and Opera Porcelain Sculptures

A Cybis Concert: Music and Opera Porcelain Sculptures

Euterpe, the Greek muse of song and music, certainly inspired the artists of Cybis at various times during the past decades (her compatriot Terpsichore is reflected in their ballet sculptures.) Their first two such studies both appeared in 1967 but reflect very different musical genres. This evocative study of Arturo Toscanini’s hands was originally titled [...]

A Bonanza of Cybis Bunnies

A Bonanza of Cybis Bunnies

Although the proper term for a large group of rabbits is a colony or a fluffle, it does seem as if it should instead be “a reproduction of rabbits” or “a bonanza of bunnies”! Either of these would apply to the largesse of lagomorphs created in porcelain by Cybis. Indeed, they were such a mainstay [...]

Purr-fectly Charming Cybis Cats

Purr-fectly Charming Cybis Cats

Cats and dogs were both represented in porcelain by Cybis, although less than a dozen designs were created in either category. The majority of those sculptures were produced by the modern (post-1960) studio although there are earlier examples. In fact, there are two feline designs dating from the Cordey era. Cordey and Cordey/Cybis Cats There [...]