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Vintage 1940s Cordey Porcelain Bird Statue Corday Figurine Rare

Vintage 1940s Cordey Porcelain Bird Statue Corday Figurine Rare

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This graceful bird statue with its soft colors of beige, green, rose, gray, and white, measures 8 3/4" tall x 7" across the widest part at the top, and 5" across the base. The typical Cordey scroll work can be seen on the base in gold.

I cannot find any defects in this piece, and it is getting harder to find a Cordey piece, especially without chips.  The base is signed Cordey, but it is not numbered.  The dealer I bought it from said it most likely dates from the 1940's.

It is in excellent vintage condition!  Here is a brief history about the Cordey figurines, posted online by a collector:

CORDEY CHINA CO. OF TRENTON, NJ

THE CORDEY CHINA COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN 1942 IN FLEMINGTON,NJ BY POLISH IMMIGRANT BOLESLAW CYBIS. AND SHORTLY THERE-AFTER MOVED TO ITS PRESENT HOME IN TRENTON,NJ. HIS OPERATION WAS SMALL, SOMETIMES CONSISTING OF LESS THAN A DOZEN SKILLED ARTISTS WHO PRODUCED MANY  ELEGANT WORKS OF ART. THEY MADE VASES, LAMPS, FIGURINES, LIFE-LIKE ANIMALS AND SIMILAR WARES THAT WERE SOLD BOTH NATIONWIDE AS WELL AS ABROAD.

MOST OF THE EARLIER WORKS WERE MADE OF PLASTER BUT CYBIS WOULD SOON DEVELOP HIS OWN FORMULA FOR A PORCELAIN COMPOSITION CALLED "PAPKA".

CORDEY'S WORKS WERE OFTEN CHARACTERIZED BY THIER OLD-WORLD CHARM, WITH DELICATE FLORAL APPLICATIONS, RUFFLES AND ROCCO SCROLLS. SOMETIMES REAL LACE WAS EVEN DIPPED IN LIQUIFIED CLAY TO ADD A 3-DIMENSIONAL EFFECT.

ON RARE OCCASIONS SOME ITEMS WERE NOT SIGNED OR NUMBERED. BASIC WARES WERE CAST WITH BOTH NUMBERS AND THE "CORDEY" SIGNATURE. THE MOLDED PIECES WERE INDIVIDUALLY DECORATED AND EACH MARKED WITH THIER OWN IMPRESSED IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS AS WELL AS A MARK TO IDENTIFY THE ARTIST-DECORATOR.

THE NUMBERING SYSTEM BEGAN WITH 200 AND PROGRESSED INTO THE 8000'S. PRODUCTION CONTINUED INTO THE THE MID 1950s. BOLESLAW CYBIS DIED IN 1957, FOLLOWED BY HIS WIFE IN '58.

 HIS WARES CAN STILL BE FOUND TODAY, MOST PREVALENT SEEM TO BE HIS PORCELAIN ANIMAL FIGURES AND BUSTS OF VICTORIAN LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. I HAVE FOUND HIS VASES RATHER RARE AND WHEN FOUND USUALLY MISSING A PETAL OR LEAF FROM THEIR INTRICATE 3-DIMENSIONAL FLOWERS.

IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND A CORDEY AT AN AFFORDABLE  PRICE, YOU'VE FOUND A REAL TREASURE! THE BUILDING WHERE BOLESLAW CYBIS MADE HIS BEAUTIFUL WORKS OF ART IS STILL OPEN FOR TOURS IN TRENTON NJ. IF YOU'RE IN THE AREA, STOP BY!

Shipping, delivery confirmation, and insurance, is included in the total price for a buyer in the continental U.S.A. I will gladly combine shipping for multiple purchases. Texas residents will be charged retail sales tax at check out.  Buyer from Hawaii, Canada, the U.K., Europe,

Japan, China, and Australia, contact me for shipping cost.

 

Price: $74.99


Product Code: VINL51
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