The South African Antique Art and Design Association (Saada) opened its annual fair with a gala event at the Killarney Country Club on 9 November.

The fair, which hosts a variety of antique dealers from around the world, displayed an assortment of antique furniture, art and jewellery from 9 to 12 November.

One of the exhibitors, Ed Pascoe, travelled from Miami in the United States to exhibit his extensive collection of Royal Doulton figurines. “Most of my customers live in this area and I wanted to do an event that was very up-market. In this country there is a huge market; there’s even a Doulton Collectors Club in Johannesburg.”
Pascoe added that his experience at the fair this year had been great and well worth the effort of transporting the collectables from overseas.

Thami Dlamini, another exhibitor at the event, displayed artworks from his studio Art Lefatshe. The studio brings together arts from around South Africa as well as other African countries and gives them a platform to display their work. Read more