Private Collection of Georgian Nobility Goes on Display

TBILISI - Precious antique items from many of Georgia’s historic noble families will for the first time be exhibited and sold at Georgia’s Art Palace.

David Lazashvili, the collector who first became interested in acquiring antique pieces from Georgia’s ruling class in 1985 while in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan, will display artifacts from the Bagrationi, Mukhranbatoni, Chavchavadze and Amilakhvari families.

“For me, the main thing is not to sell them but that they finally see the light of day. This collection should stay in Georgia and future generations should be able to see how rich our culture is,” Lazashvili told GEORGIA TODAY.

The exhibition also brought together French, Russian, Spanish and Chinese items including imperial vessels belonging to Tsar Nicholas I, paintings from Spain’s Bartolomé Esteban Murillo school and Faberge eggs designed for Russia’s Romanov Dynasty.

Visitors will also be able to see 18-19th century Russian paintings.

The exhibition runs until the end of April at the Art Palace Museum, Kargareteli Str. 6, Tbilisi.

Entrance: 3 GEL

Opening Times: 11 - 17.30

Photo: Art Palace

11 April 2016 12:40