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Art Of A Continent Auction

An extensive collection of visually stunning and symbolically significant traditional African art will be auctioned in Cape Town on 7 November 2012.  Rudd’s Auctioneers will offer The Colin Sayers Collection, stock in trade from his premises, The Collector in Church Street, Cape Town. The Collector is Cape Town's oldest established arts gallery dealing primarily in authentic traditional African art. The 300 auction items, some dating back to the 19th century, originate from South Africa and throughout the African continent. They range from a pre-1960s Zulu woman’s beaded marriage cape to stools, masks, figures, staffs, doors, iron bridal currency and more. Many of these highly sought-after items embody spiritual and cultural beliefs and the exercise of chiefly power. Several have been selected for curated exhibitions and mirror similar examples found in leading international institutions such as the Rijk Ethnographic Museum in Amsterdam. Clients of The Collector, since it was established in Cape Town in 1984, include the residence of the South African State President, public institutions, dealers and individual collectors from Africa, Europe and the United States of America. What? Art Of A Continent Auction Where? Rudd's Auctioneers, 87 Bree Street, Cape Town When? November 7, 2012 Contact details 021-426-0384 Text: Monde Mtsi