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Multicolor Bird Onyx Jasper Gemstone Sculpture, "Toucan Dines"

Cocking his head, a gemstone toucan dines on a bright blueberry. Cesar Gonzales... more

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Cocking his head, a gemstone toucan dines on a bright blueberry. Cesar Gonzales sculpts the feathers from onyx, serpentine and chrysocolla, while jasper becomes the long beak. The colorful bird boasts silvery wrought iron feet that grasp a calcite trunk.

  • 0.97 kgs
  • 2.1 lbs
  • 21 cm H x 17.5 cm W x 13.5 cm D
  • 8.25" H x 7" W x 5.25" D

  • Onyx, jasper, serpentine, chrysocolla and calcite
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Made in Peru.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in the Andesicon info
Gift Info
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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668

Debbie

From Fort Worth,Texas

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08/08/2017

"My favorite piece ,in my collection"

This is just an Amazing piece. It's hard to have a favorite piece,but I think,this is mine,thus far. Absolutely Beautiful.

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Priscilla

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02/15/2017

"STUNNING"

Absolutely beautiful & well made. Packaged extremely well. Very satisfied!

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Robin

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06/17/2016

"Delightful ,brilliant piece of art work"

Gorgeous , majestic and statuesque piece of art work. Even more beautiful in real life . Cesar Gonzales's sculptures have a personality of their own. I love his work and I want his whole collection!

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Lynn

From Terrace, BC, Canada

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08/05/2022

"Lovely statue"

The craftsmanship of all of his birds is exquisite.

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Tina

From Los Alamos New Mexico

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02/09/2021

"Beautiful....."

I love it.

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Barrie B

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12/31/2020

"Outstanding."

Our 5th Cesar Gonzales gemstone sculpture and we will order more. Cesar outdid himself on this one.

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Barbara

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09/24/2022

"excellent"

Truly beautiful. Loved the gift wrapping

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Granddaughter
  • Occasion: Christmas

Christine

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09/13/2022

"Lovely Owl"

Beautiful owl with strikingly colorful stone. Looks wonderful on my white shelf with ocean blue colored walls in the background. I get a happy feeling inside every time I look at the owl. I m so glad I made the purchase. He stands at the forefront of two other owl figurines.

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Daniel

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09/10/2022

"Billion year old remains turned into art."

The longer I have had this sphere, the more I appreciate its smooth details. I now have it attached as bannister-topper, and the black and bronze veining provide a sophisticated-looking contract to the white-painted wood.

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Bradley

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09/06/2022

"Absolutely beautiful"

The carvings in this piece are incredible. My mom loved it for her birthday!

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Louise

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09/06/2022

"Exquisite color and form"

Its very lovely. The craft requires meticulous focus. I m very happy to have made this purchase!

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Patricia

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09/04/2022

"Great colors and feel of this piece"

It is a bit small so make sure you measure to her perspective

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Profound Impact

Profound Impact

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.

Preserving Traditions

Preserving Traditions

"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."

Working with Disabilities

Working with Disabilities

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.

Moving On Up

Moving On Up

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.

Microcredit Financing

Microcredit Financing

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.

Job Creator

Job Creator

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.

Covering Basic Needs

Covering Basic Needs

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

 
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