Catalog No. (X43)
Pottery, relief, 2.0L, figural lid (tower roof).
“Rebensaft u. Ritterliebe stammen aus edlen Trieben.”
(Wine and knightly love come from noble impulses.)
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. 759.