Christmas Nativity / Silent Night Pop-up Table Top Nativity
Very Good +
Senov / Velky Šenov
Vysehrad / Vyšehrad
Vojtech Kubašta / Kubasta
Christmas nativity / creche pop-up from Kubasta showing a busy scene that is centred around a Christmas nativity / crib. In the street scene there are the three kings as well as families and children coming to visit the crib. Above the crib there is an angel holding the banner: 'Gloria In Excelsis Deo' as well as many singing angels around the sides of the scene. Its really quite charming and as you can see from the photos the illustration is typical Kubasta. When closed, there is an illustration of a snow scene with the city gates and the three kings waiting to enter. On the reverse there is the music and words to Silent Night, in three languages - Czech, German and English. Kubasta produced about 5 of these table top nativities which had no text or story, but were a large free standing pop-up to be used as an ornament at Christmas time. This particular one was also published in a larger format that had cellophane windows but without the 'Silent Night' words and music. 32x21.5 cm. To the best of my knowledge as this was not published by Artia it was also not exported by Bancroft and so they are relatively rare and hard to find. Very good plus condition with no faults.
Kubasta, pop-up, movable, moveable, prague, czech, christmas, nativity, crib, Gloria In Excelsis Deo, creche,