FPS/European Ceramics Study Trip to Vienna

9 -12 October 2019

This event is now closed for booking. If you would still like to be added last-minute, please email Nette, nette.megens@bonhams.com, and Sophie, sophie.vondergoltz@bonhams.com. 

Please join us on an exciting trip to one of the most beautiful cities of Europe in search of porcelain from the 18th and early 19th century.

Dr. Claudia Lehner-Jobst, eminent scholar in the field of European and particularly Viennese porcelain, will be accompanying and enlightening us on our tour. She will guide us through the major events in the history of this extraordinary city positioned in the heart of Europe. To better grasp its extraordinary location and its significance in the Austro-Hungarian empire, we will also take a trip to Bratislava and Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt.

The programme is as follows:

Wednesday 9 October

8:30am Leave by bus for a private tour of Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt (Burgenland) including the porcelain store together with Dr. Florian Bayer


Late PM: Geymüllerschlössel
A private residence now opened as a museum showing porcelain and applied arts in its original Biedermeier interior.

Dinner: A visit to a typical Viennese ‘Heurige’, Pötzleinsdorf

Thursday 10 October

9:45 Meet at Stadtpalais Liechtenstein for a private tour

Silberkammer with its Sèvres porcelain services

Simple Lunch with typical sandwiches

PM: Kaisersgruft (Imperial Crypt)

Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) with a visit to the Du Paquier Dubski-room and a special visit to the library archives to look at the original sketches made for the Vienna State factory under Conrad von Sorgenthal

Dinner at the MAK ‘Salonplafond’

Friday 11 October

Departure to Bratislava, the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary under the rule of Maria Theresia (then known as Pressburg)

Visit of the castle extended by Maria Theresia for her daughter, Marie Christine and her husband of Albert of Saxe-Teschen

Including a visit to historic Konditorei Kormuth

PM return to Vienna
Evening: NO PROGRAMME (free evening)

Saturday 12 October

08:30 Joint breakfast in one of Vienna’s famous breakfast-cafés

Followed by visit to the Porcelain Museum at Augarten, visit of the newly opened exhibition curated by Claudia Lehner-Jobst

PM joint visit to the stupendous treasures of the Kunsthistorisches Museum

End of Programme


Unfortunately we can only take the first 20 subscribers. The total cost of the trip is £420 which includes entry tickets, three lunches, and two dinners. All destinations will be reached by foot or at own cost by taxi, except for Bratislava, Geyermüllerschlössel and Eisenstadt.

Transport to Vienna and Hotels need to be booked at own leisure. When you have been successful at booking, please let Nette Megens know of any food allergies. Unfortunately, we cannot make discounts or exceptions for members wishing to attend part of the trip only. Thank you for your understanding!

Please book your place by following the link below and select worldpay, cheque or bank transfer as your payment option. You can contact Nette Megens (nette.megens@bonhams.com) for any details concerning the trip and the FPS Treasurer, Sophie (sophie.vondergoltz@bonhams.com), for any payment issues.

Travel bursaries are available, please apply to our chairman, Oliver Fairclough (oliverfairclough@yahoo.co.uk), ccing in Sophie.




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