Bill Reid Frog Brooch and glass base
Bill Reid Frog Brooch

Frog Pin/Brooch & Glass Lily Pad

Bill Reid (Haida)
Regular price CAD $750.00

The Bill Reid original 22k gold frog pin/brooch was executed in 1971 using the repoussé technique. It is now on permanent display at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. A mold was made from the original from which an open-edition casting was made in sterling silver. Each frog is finished by hand and stamped with the artist’s crest “the wolf” hallmark on one paw. When not worn, it sits on a sand-blasted glass water lily stand designed and crafted by John Nutter. - Bill Reid Estate

Note: The Pin/Brooch and Glass Lily Pad Stand can be purchase separately - Inquire for more details at 604.682.3455 ext. 221

  • Sterling Silver Cast Pin/Brooch
  • Sandblasted Glass

BILL REID (HAIDA) Close

Bill Reid (1920-1998) was an acclaimed master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster, mentor and community activist. Reid was born in Victoria, BC to a Haida mother and an American father with Scottish German roots, and only began exploring his Haida roots at the age of 23. This journey of discovery lasted a lifetime and shaped Reid's artistic career.

Reid became a pivotal force in building bridges between Indigenous people and other peoples. Through his mother, he was a member of the Raven clan from T'aanuu with the wolf as one of his family crests. Raven is known as a mischievous trickster, who also plays an important part in transforming the world. Many of these traits matched Bill Reid's personality. In 1986, Reid was presented with the Haida name Yaahl Sgwansung, meaning The Only Raven.