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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I posted my first ciccada brooch almost 3 years ago here on cw!
    Such a long time ago! I know I love these fellows and I wanted to start a small collection of them, but lots of things happened and I must admit I never activly looked for any of them since...
    But a few days ago this lovely fellow crossed my path, and I m sure he s very happy to meet his cousins at my jewelry cabinet! ;-)
    So again, plastic, made in the sixties, probably French.
    The small one is probably also French but a bit newer, like seventies.
    The silver one is Victorian. I posted them all here on Cw, but now with the new addition.
    Hope you like them!

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      What's the story behind ciccada brooches? when was it popular and how did it come about? Is the ciccada a symbol for something somewhere? I have no relation to them so I'm qurious.
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Those bugs are great!
    3. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      The ciccada is a good luck charm in France. I have an aunt in Marseille, and when I visit her and the surrounding Provence, you find everywhere the image of ciccada: on walls, on pottery, and even jewelry as you can see. In the Provence, everywhere you walk, you can hear ciccada make their "chirping" sound, sothats why they became the symbol of Provence/ France as a country.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ksss kss kssss... Provence summer memories...
      Love them, of course ;-))
    5. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Yesss lots of happy memories! Think we will be back this summer ;-)

      Here they say art de o, but I dont believe it...the closure looks newer, more like sixties
    6. Newtimes Newtimes, 6 years ago
      Art deco that is...

      Thanks for the love everyone!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the information on these little creatures. Interesting :)
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Your Ciccadas are really very cool! A little different, but very cool!
    9. Agram.m Agram.m, 6 years ago
      Love them, you own already a nest by now. But as luck symbol you can not have enough of these days.
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Thanks for sharing these wonderful pins Newtimes. They are delightful. I had a handmade wood, papermache grasshopper I put on my window ledge. One day I heard some racket, a bird came by and smacked him away. Rescued him but he was a bit beat up. LOL.

      Elisabeth - these pins were popular in the 20's and 30's mostly French made and then copied. They're hard to find here in US except online. Maybe because there were some locust plagues in the 1870's and again in the depression 30's. I don't think Americans thought of them as good luck. Personally I LOVE these!!

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