Fasting and Feasting: Novelties at the imperial tables during the reign of Maria Theresa

Dr. phil. Claudia Lehner-Jobst

Celebrating the 300th birthday of Maria Theresa (1717–1780), this lecture focuses on pragmatic reforms and a novel wish for privacy at table in times of political controversy. From her "table de conspiration“ in the Chinese cabinet at Schönbrunn, past gallant garden lunches and pilgrimage dinners, including champagne and "Kaisersemmel“, to all-night carnival festivities, dining in mid 18th century Vienna became an adjustable affair.

Haughton International Ceramics Seminar 2017 at Christie's

G Haughton