Catalog No. 163
Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.5L, figural lid (tower roof), signed “KB” (Anton Killian “Karl” Beuler).
“Den Ritter that’st Du wählen, den König Du erhältst.
Zum Andenken nenn ich dies Schloss nun Gutenfels.”
(The knight you chose, the king you get.
As a remembrance, I shall name this castle Gutenfels.)
Taken from an old German legend, the scene on this stein shows Richard of Cornwall, newly elected King of Germany, at the castle of Count Philip of Falkenstein and his beautiful sister Guta, to whom Richard had earlier promised marriage. Shortly thereafter, Richard made good on his promise and married Guta at the castle, which Philip renamed Gutenfels, in honor of his sister.