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Fluorite and amethyst statuette, 'Beloved Canary' - Handcrafted Gemstone Sterling Silver Bird Sculpture icon bankCurate

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Handcrafted Gemstone Sterling Silver Bird Sculpture, "Beloved Canary"

Poised on an amethyst rock, the ground canary is beloved throughout Brazil.... more

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Poised on an amethyst rock, the ground canary is beloved throughout Brazil. "This songbird is like a national passion!" exclaims Alexandre Costa. He sculpts the fluorite canary with vivid detail, using sodalite for its beak and silver plated brass for its legs.

.925 sterling silver plate

  • 0.54 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 11.5 cm H x 10 cm W x 5 cm D
  • 4.5" H x 3.9" W x 2" D

  • Fluorite, amethyst, sodalite and sterling silver plated brass
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Brazil.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Brazil
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You can find fluorite and amethyst statuette 'Beloved Canary' by Alexandre Costa in sculpture categories such as Animal Themed Sculpture, Silver Sculpture, Sterling Silver Sculpture and Natural Gemstone Sculpture. Enjoy exploring these sections for other Novica treasures.

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Despite his financial difficulties, the education of his children is always a priority. He works extremely hard crafting gemstone sculptures to be able to provide the education for his three children.

Alexandre has struggled with depression since 2017. On good days, he is able to work and create but, on bad days, he can't get out bed. Although this affects his family and income, it's difficult to overcome. His therapist recommends he continue working with stones, as it helps him relax. So his handcraft is a way of aiding in his recovery.

Alexandre Costa is a stone sculptor and a dedicated father. He is the sole means of support for his two children and he works very hard to provide them with what they need.

Alexandre Costa has received 2 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $800 and the most recent for $600.

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06/20/2016

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"Wonderful Brazilian art."

I fell in love with this little canary as soon as I saw it. The colors an the size and form are perfect.

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09/13/2016

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"Love it"

This is a really nice sculpture. It is huge! Much bigger than I expected even though I read the measurements. Very pleased with this purchase and have it sitting on top of my work desk, I love looking at it throughout the day.

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12/09/2018

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"Beautiful burd"

The carving is terrific and the choice of stones inspired.

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"Ready to sing"

I have had the pleasure of purchasing many items from Novica and this is among my favorites. It arrived in excellent condition, carefully secure, and gift wrapped as well. When I opened it I was moved to tears, recalling my singing canary, Noel, when I was a child. This item is beautifully carved! I couldnt be more pleased! It looks just like the picture.

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4 Testimonials for Alexandre Costa

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Ken Taft

Philpot, Kentucky United States

I couldn't be more pleased with the quality and craftsmanship of the Cockatoo gemstone statue I purchased. Simply outstanding! Quality is hard to find and with Mr. Costa, you will find superior quality and craftsmanship. Thank you kindly Mr. Costa for a beautiful work of art! I will be buying from you again soon.
 
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