Ceramic Cicada Knife Rests
These Provençal cicada knife rests come in a box of 4 and are sure to steal your heart. Made in Provence by the famous Louis Sicard manufacture, they are as beautiful as they are practical. Made of earthenware, they are the epitome of simple elegance and style and can be mixed and matched for a unique look.
More than a souvenir from Provence, these will quickly become your favorite table decor. Say goodbye to your stained tablecloth now that you will have a place to rest your knife. Plus, who doesn't like a fun conversation starter?
These will make a wonderful gift as they come in a lovely box and a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size of Box: 7" x 3" x 2"
Louis Sicard made the first earthenware cicada in Aubagne in 1895.
By a delicate marriage of earth, enamels and fire he created the fist cicada on a branch that he signed with the motto "The Sun makes me sing". Louis Sicard then came to be called "The Father of the Cicadas".
One hundred and twenty years later, the earthenware cicada is known all over the world as a symbol of Provence.
For the past 45 years the manufacture Louis Sicard has been making these cicadas, which are entirely hand decorated, each with its own subtleties.