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Pair of gold cufflinks. Each piece shows the front-on face of a grizzly bear, ears prominent at top, tongue emerging from mouth. Wide pin emerges from back centre to join a chrome and gold oval at back. HAIDA ART / Reid inscription on back of each.

Iconographic Meaning

The bear design on the cufflinks was said to have been adapted from a 1850s rattle in the collection of the British Museum.


Purchased by the donor from The Quest, in Victoria, in 1963. Item number 62 in the catalogue "Bill Reid: a Retrospective Exhibition" (1974; Vancouver Art Gallery).

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