ABT Ballet SIGNED '99 Pointe Shoes Ballerina JULIE KENT

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  • Sold Date: Nov 20, 2007
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Discovered in New York City ...

A Genuine and Authentic Historical Ballet Artifact!

American Ballet Theatre's


Metropolitan Opera House ~ New York City


This amazing autographed find is coming to you from a private collector in New York City

These Freed of London pink satin pointe shoes were worn by the exquisite American ballerina, Julie Kent at a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1999.

Directly following her performance, Miss Kent personally autographed these pointe shoes in ink,

"To Maria With appreciation, Julie Kent"

They are a size 4½ and are exactly as she danced in them, with the leather insoles, elastic strings, ankle elastics, and pink satin, sewn-in ribbons STILL INTACT! This is a tremendous find for any serious collector or fan of Miss Kent.

Miss Kent has gone on to become one of the most famous American ballerinas of our time and has recently celebrated twenty years with ABT. Her signature roles include Odette/ Odile in Swan Lake , Giselle , Juliet in Romeo and Juliet , among others. Her partners have been many and have especially included the great Angel Corella, Jose Manuel Carreno, and Marcelo Gomes. These pointe shoes are truly a part of the incredible history of American Ballet Theatre.

Pair as shown / Each shoe measures 9" by 3½" (23cm by 9cm)

Ankle elastics, string ties, and ribbons are precisely as Miss Kent left them

Brand (as stamped on bottom): Freed of London / Made in England / J

Stamped into leather on bottom: 4½ C X

Coming to you exactly as they were given by Ms. Kent, directly after her performance in them

Guaranteed Authentic / Suitable for archiving

Obviously, the item shown is the actual one you will receive

I have started the bidding at a price I felt was fair but keep in mind, these pointe shoes are authentic, signed, and extremely difficult to come by, especially with the original ribbons still sewn in.

Thank you for your interest in this unbelievable artifact. This autographed treasure, for any Ballet fan or collector, will only increase in value. It is the kind of thing one always hopes to find on eBay but rarely does. Good luck bidding!

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