A cased pair of ballet slippers worn by the noted ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991), the peach silk slippers signed in red ink verso, housed in a glazed display case, provenance: with a letter from Margot Fonteyn on her own private headed paper reading as follows and dated 12th October, "Dear Mr Summa, your cheque for the Royal Academy of Dancing came as a delightful and generous surprise. Thank you very much indeed for such kindness. The academy is going through a crisis but I am hopeful that we may be finding a solution now. In any case, it will certainly continue as so many teachers depend upon its activities to help them in their profession. Your goodwill is very encouraging. Yours sincerely, Margot Fonteyn de Arias." A further brief letter from Fonteyn to Mr Summa and on Peter Cooper Hotel of 130 East 39th St, New York, headed paper, and a purchase receipt from the Royal Academy of dancing No.1810 dated 2nd September 1970, 'Recieved of Mr T S Summa $125 (US), two pairs of Dame Margot Fonteyn's Ballet Shoes, autographed'
Sold for: £950