Pair of Boleslaw Cybis Cordey Lamps with Man and Woman
Intricately designed pair of Cordey lamps highlighting a beautiful woman on one and a handsome man on the other. Each are a creamy porcelain featuring hand-painted, radiant gold details. Her dress is an intricate cut lace detail with ruffles and accented with center flower. He is dressed as a true aristocrat with similar cut lace details, matching feathered hat and boots. The artistry on the pair is remarkable. The Cordey label is still present on one.
Cordey China Company was founded by Lithuanian born Boleslaw Cybis in 1942. Cybis studied art in St. Petersburg and worked in Turkey and Poland. He came to the United States in 1939 to paint a mural at the New York World's Fair. Due to World War II breaking out in Europe he decided to stay in the United States. He and his wife first opened a studio in the Steinway Mansion in Astoria, New York. The company was known for their boldly applied flowers, ruffles and scrolls.