About this object


Dr. Sydney Friedman and his wife Dr. Constance Friedman were acquainted for many years with Haida artist, Bill Reid, whom they commissioned to make gold and silver jewellery, between the early 1950s and 1974. According to Dr. Friedman, the gold raven bracelet was a birthday gift for Constance one year, then the raven brooch the next year, then the raven earrings the year after that.

Physical description

Pair of screw-on gold raven earrings. On one the raven faces right and on the other the raven faces left. The raven image is similar but modified, compared to the matching brooch--the head is more downturned and only one wing is shown on each, but they are very detailed. Earrings are part of a set with bracelet and brooch (2923/1-2). Inscription on one earring is "Haida Art," on the other is "Reid."