This vintage ceramic wall vase in the form of a cicada came from Provence, an area in the south of France long known for its pottery and the bold, vivacious tones of its decorative glazes. Also, for its prevalence of cicadas. It dates from the latter part of the 20th century.
It is 8 1/4 inches long, 3 1/2 inches wide and 3 inches high. It weighs 13 oz.
The mouth is pierced permitting a loop of wire for hanging on a wall, and is suitable for holding small, dried flowers or fragrant herbs. Both the form of the cicada and its colors lend themselves to a frivolous, splashy, off-beat tone.
The wings are outlined in black and scalloped, changing from beige to a shade of light blue at its rear, the head is black with orange eyes and a band of orange close behind the eyes, as shown in the pictures.
These pieces are hand painted and hand glazed.
Its condition is very good, with minimal to normal wear for its age. There are no scratches, cracks, flakes or chips.
Delivery will be by USPS Priority Mail.