Saada wows with antiques and art fair at Killarney Country Club

Ed Pascoe, displays his wide selection of Royal Doulton collectibles. Photo: Laura Pisanello


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 stands in front of the artworks produced by his studio, Art Lefatshe. Photo: Laura Pisanello

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.

Dlamini, who is an abstract artist, has been working in art galleries and through that developed the skills and the passion to promote other artists.

“We’ve got a lot of artists at our studio currently. We have about 13 artists from Cape Town, Joburg, Zimbabwe and the DRC (The Democratic Republic of the Congo) as well. I’m in the art community so my friends are artists as well and we connect,” said Dlamini.

Dzunisani Maluleke and Vasco Israel Kamusikiri display the art they have been working on. Photo: Laura Pisanello

Some of the pieces on display include a selection of Chinese porcelain bowls, dating from the 1600s, vintage jewellery and Cape Rococo furniture. One of the patrons at the event, Liz Warren, has been attending the occasion for many years.

“We’re very interested in antiques and we’ve really enjoyed the fair this year; we’ve made lots of friends. We got a mug, depicting Edward VIII, who managed to be king for less than a year, and I’ve also bought some earrings made out of circuit boards,” said Warren.

Alvaro Etcheberry displays some of his work at the fair. Photo: Laura Pisanello

Stuart Cox and Riaan Bolt enjoy the antiques on display. Photo: Laura Pisanello

Alex Steyn, Chantal Applewhite and Nicola Urquhart enjoy the antiques on display. Photo: Laura Pisanello

Bernard Marion exhibits handmade jewellery at the Saada fair. Photo: Laura Pisanello

The art fair, which had previously been held at the Wanderers, moved to the Killarney Country Club this year in order for Saada to be more selective about its exhibitors.

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Laura Pisanello

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