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

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (535)
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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  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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535

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06/16/2016

"Really goof"

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Nicely made and attractive.

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  • This was a gift for: Friend
  • 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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From Las Vegas/NV/USA

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04/10/2021

"So Pretty"

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These adorable parrots have a place of honor in my living room, atop my piano. They are very pretty and have a little bit of weight to them.

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04/04/2021

"Granddaughter s prized possession"

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I bought this for my granddaughter, who is a great fan of rocks and gemstones. She is very pleased with it. I was pleased with the quality of the obelisk and its workmanship.

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03/27/2021

"Cherished Stone"

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This cherished stone brings positive energy.

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Peruvian Prosperity, Onyx Obelisk Jasper Serpentine Sculpture Multicolor Peru

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03/23/2021

"A thoughtful gift.,A thoughtful gift."

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This was a birthday gift to our son and he absolutely loved it. It is very attractive and well made.,Birthday gift for our son and he was delighted with it.

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  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday

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03/19/2021

"Had this for a few years"

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Maybe it?s just life, but this is a fairly large crystal. Since I?ve had it, my quality of life has overall improved. Have had ups and downs but overall it?s been an improvement or sense that the challenges in life aren?t insurmountable. If there are any metaphysical properties, I?m certain they?re working.

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03/18/2021

"Gorgeous!"

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I ordered the garnet pyramid because its my birthstone. Its gorgeous! The surface is smooth and satiny and the crystal has interesting designs and colours. Its heavy for the size. An interesting conversation piece, and I also meditate with it. Love it! Im considering getting another crystal pyramid.

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  • Conversation piece, and meditation

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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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