This is an early Ewald Rentz, of Beardmore, Ont carving of a man reaching down to a baby bear. It is signed but not dated. It is from Rentz's personal collection, which we purchased after his death in 1995. I sold it at that time to a friend who is now downsizing so I get a chance to offer it again. It is in excellent condition with no repairs. 12"wide, 5 1/4" deep, 18" tall.
Shadfly Folk Art Gallery and Antiques is located in Port Dover, Ontario