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Celestite and serpentine sculpture, 'Blue Owl' - Celestite and Serpentine Gemstone Sculpture

Product ID: 192127

Celestite and Serpentine Gemstone Sculpture , "Blue Owl"

byCesar Gonzales: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (580)
Sculpted of semiprecious gems, an owl boasts feathers of delicate blue celestite... more

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Sculpted of semiprecious gems, an owl boasts feathers of delicate blue celestite and a sodalite beak. Cesar Gonzales creates an exquisite statuette, crafting the bright eyes from painted glass and the realistic feet from wrought iron. A serpentine breast completes the image, which perches on an onyx trunk.

  • 0.22 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • 11 cm H x 4.6 cm W x 3.4 cm D
  • 4.3" H x 1.8" W x 1.3" D

  • Celestite, sodalite, serpentine, onyx and wrought iron, glass eyes
  • 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
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580

Ed

From New York

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08/04/2017

"Beautifully Crafted!"

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Simply Gorgeous...

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Tracy

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07/30/2021

"Lovely Owl"

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This is a beautifully made and exquisitely detailed owl. It made a lovely gift and my friend adores it!

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

Chris

From Glen Echo, MD

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10/27/2019

"Beautiful!!!"

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My congratulations to the artist for creating a masterpiece!

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Blue Owl, Celestite and Serpentine Gemstone Sculpture

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William

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09/22/2021

"Simply BEAUTIFUL!"

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I kept the large one and gave the smaller one to my daughter. It is a sign of connection and protection for us. Thank you Cesar!

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William

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09/22/2021

"Astonishing"

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I was completely taken aback by this piece! It is like being drawn into the void of a moonless night in the wilderness. I was completely surprised by the size of this sphere and delighted with the price. Cesar, you are a talented craftsman and artist. Thank you!

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Night World, Black Onyx Sphere Sculpture on White Calcite Base

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Ricki

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09/21/2021

"Just one of many"

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I have purchased several of Sr. Gonzaless gemstone sculptures and have sent many as gifts to friends. To me, this one is even more beautiful than his other pyramids. I kept it for myself!

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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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