“The Bride of Rheinstein”

Catalog No. 759

Pottery or stoneware, relief, 1.0L, figural lid (tower roof), signed “KB”.

Text:
“Auf Rheinstein da öffnet sich weit das Tor. D’raus reitet ein Hochzeitszug hervor. Die Braut so traurig mit bleichem Gesicht. Den man ihr bestimmt, sie liebt ihn nicht. Sein Anblick bereitet ihr tiefen Schmerz.”
(A wedding carriage rides out of the open gate at Rheinstein Castle. The bride is very pale and looks so sad. She doesn’t love the man she is supposed to marry. To look at him gives her great pain.)
“Denn für einen Andern schlägt ihr Herz. Da ein Bienlein stach’s Ross, es bäumt u. flieht. Auf hohem Söller der Geliebte es sieht.”
(Then a bee stings the horse, it stands high on its legs and flees. High on the ramparts her lover observes.)
“Wie leuchtet ihr Auge so innig und warm. Man wollte uns trennen durch feigen Verrat, Gott wandte zum Guten die böse Tat.”
(How her eyes are shining so tender and warm. They wanted to separate us through cowardly treason, but God turned for the better this malicious action.)

The theme of this stein is taken from an old German legend that tells of Gerda, the daughter of Count Diethelm of Rheinstein. Although Gerda shares a love with Helmbrecht, heir to Sternburg, Count Diethelm promises her hand in marriage to Hembrecht’s conniving uncle Gunzelin. However, fate smiles on the young lovers and Gunzelin has a fatal accident on his wedding day, allowing Gerda to marry Helmbrecht, her true love, and live happily ever after.

See also No. (X43).

Price Ranges
Full-color: $200-$300
Ltd-color: $150-$225

 
     
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