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Bird Sculpture in Caramel Calcite on Onyx Stand, "Sparrow of Creativity"

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Standing on a black onyx stump, a sparrow looks to the world for inspiration.... more

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Standing on a black onyx stump, a sparrow looks to the world for inspiration. The sparrow is credited with encouraging creativity. Cesar Gonzalez sculpts the bird from caramel calcite, exquisitely detailing her wings. Featuring a sodalite crest, the sparrow's beak is shaped of onyx, the iron feet are painted gold and the eyes are made of glass.

  • 0.21 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 9.5 cm H x 4 cm W x 8.5 cm D
  • 3.7" H x 1.6" W x 3.3" D

  • Caramel calcite, onyx, sodalite, iron and glass
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Andesicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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517

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06/16/2016

"Really goof"

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Nicely made and attractive.

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  • Occasion: birthday
From Oklahoma

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01/03/2021

"Love this sparrow!"

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I am so pleased with this lovely piece. It brings a lovely sweetness to my kitchen area. I really enjoy looking at it. Many thanks!

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01/09/2020

"Love it!!!!!"

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This is really a beautiful art piece! Thanks so much.

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From LOMBARD, IL

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03/30/2018

"Wonderful work of art"

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Great carving, beautiful stone

Tags By Rita's birds and other animals

love to look at it great piece!

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From USA

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09/13/2016

"So cute"

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I love this little sculpture it is really cute. The details, carving and colors are all really nice and it looks great on display on my desk!

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03/03/2021

"My nieces gift"

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my niece loved the gift.

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02/26/2021

"Beautiful craftsmanship"

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This was a gift for my daughter and she loved it!

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Positive Energy, Multi-Gemstone Pyramid Figurine from Peru

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02/20/2021

"Jasper and onyx obelisk Peruvian Prosperity"

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Amazing gift for my daughter! Smooth layers of genuine stones offering calm, healthy and peaceful feelings of spiritual life

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02/18/2021

"Birthday gift for 30 year old male"

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This piece was unique and inspirational in what it may represent. Our son liked it enough to display in his apartment.

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True to description well made unique

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  • Occasion: birthday

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02/18/2021

"Beautiful gift"

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Gave this to my daughter-in-law for Christmas because she collects owls. Came gift wrapped so I didn t get to see it until she opened in and it did not disappoint! Very detailed gemstone sculpture that is just beautiful.

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02/09/2021

"A beautiful gift"

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This Item was a beautiful Gift for my Sister, she loved it

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

Novica sales account for most of Cesar's income. It enables him to provide for his family, educate his children, take care of his health and provide full-time employment for other artisans. He is very grateful that his workshop has grown with Novica and for the security it has brought to his life.

"I learned to carve stone from a friend. In turn, I have taught my son and many of my workers the art of stone carving. When one of my artisans leaves to start a workshop of their own, I feel great pride. It means that the stone art of Peru will live on. Stone carving records the history of Peru and the Andes. Even though we now use machinery to bring our hand drawings to life... the stories the stones tell and the motifs we incorporate have been with us since pre-Inca times."

This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.

Cesar's workshop is well-respected in his community. He is able to give full-time employment to his workers. He credits the steady income and recognition that Novica sales give him with the stability and determination that enable him to continue to grow his workshop.

Cesar Gonzales has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $500 and the most recent for $2050. Proceeds were used to buy stones and other raw materials he needs to increase production.

Cesar is constantly teaching and employing younger workers who are eager to learn from a master craftsman. Today he gives work to people who are the sole support of their families.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

 
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