Two Vintage Art Deco French (provence) Cicada Cigale Insect Brooches


Two Vintage Art Deco French (provence) Cicada Cigale Insect Brooches

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Two Vintage Art Deco French (provence) Cicada Cigale Insect Brooches:
$100


Two original Art Deco period FrenchCicada Brooches, the symbol of Provence, worn and given tocarry good luck they are often seen in ceramic on the outer walls of Provencal houses and on 'indiennes'textiles.

The Cicada or Cigale appears at the end of June and the males make a noise similar to the grasshopper to attract females to the tree where they are sitting and are never heard after mid-September so they symbolize summertime and the pleasures of the sun in a wonderful area -Cigale items often incorporate an ancient motto 'the sun makes me sing'. The ancient Greeks also liked them as an emblem of Apollo the Sun God.

The Brooches are both of whitemetal, the larger having been originallygilded but now with some disparity. They measure approx. 43 x 15 x 15 mm with plain hinged pin and c fastener to reverse.

The white coloured metal Brooch has an open back to its repousse form where as the gold plated model is a very detailed three dimensionalinsect with a segmented thorax and additionalapplied legs and antennas, andnaturalisticpatterned wings.

These Brooches are both ofinterest for their vintage quality of detail and as a conversation piece. They represent so much more than the insect they depict!


Two Vintage Art Deco French (provence) Cicada Cigale Insect Brooches:
$100

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