This cast Bear by Reid is an open edition casting that sold through Cavelti Jewellers. Toni Cavelti was Bill Reid's jeweler for years and he created these pieces to Bill's specifications. These pieces were made during Bill's lifetime and bears Bill's Wolf chop as its signature.
Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.