Maurice Gensoli was a foremost ceramicists in France in the 20th century. He worked as a designer for Sevres, and was made Chief of Porcelain in 1925, and head of the design studio in 1928. Gensoli exhibited at the major salons, and was elected Chevalier to the Legion d’ Honneur in 1952. This striking vase in porcelain was influenced by the Japanese esthetic- subtle but very distinctive, with a cover formed by two cicadas. C1954. 46 H x 24 W x 14 D cm.