Images of bears are found throughout the world on many objects in everyday life, from advertising and postage stamps to clothing and tablewares. The intense popularity of stuffed toy Teddy Bears today has ignited the search for images of bears on antiques, in old books, and upon modern items--and many are displayed and identified here. The chapters present old and new images of bears made as both useful and decorative items from diverse materials such as metals, wood, glass, ceramics, paper, and textiles. Over 475 color photographs show bears on, as, and about everyday objects, and each one is dated and identified with historical facts and a current value range. Current bear enthusiasts will cherish this book and skeptical readers will be converted. Beware of increasing bear sightings!