Pupp Journal (EN+RU) - - PUPPJOURNAL -

on 3 July 1786, Josef Thun Count of Děčín or­ga­nized a game of chess as a trib­ute to the Duchess of Meinin­gen in the Pupp Al­ley, with 10 to 12- year- old girls and boys dressed in cos­tumes and act­ing as live chess fig­ures.

The chess play­ers were Count Thun and Baron Josef Hein­rich von Rack­nitz from Dres­den, Sax­ony, a nat­u­ral his­to­rian and au­thor of a sig­nif­i­cant book on the ge­ol­ogy of Carls­bad. Count Thun gave or­ders to the chil­dren to move across the huge chess­board spread with sand from the win­dow of the Czech Hall (some sources in­di­cate that hid did so by point­ing his drawn sabre). Count Thun was renowned in many places, not just in Carls­bad, for en­ter­tain­ing his guests by launch­ing air bal­loons.

In 1794, Count Fran­tisek Josef Thun started the Thun- Porce­lain works in the re­gion of Karlovy Vary.

It was the leading man­u­fac­turer in es­tab­lish­ing the re­gion as the „hearth of the white gold“in Europe. The qual­ity of Thun-Porce­lain was of such fame that it was cho­sen to be­come the Pur­veyor to the Im­pe­rial Court in Vi­enna. At the Grand­ho­tel Pupp we serve you on sev­eral de­sign lines of the cur­rent Thun pro­duc­tion. Ex­cep­tional porce­lain set with cen­turies-old tra­di­tion, named Ber­nadotte, can be ad­mired at the Café Pupp. You can pur­chase one or more porce­lain pieces in our Pupp Shop.

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