Russian ballet dancer (1890-1950) and choreographer, probably the most celebrated male dancer in the entire history of dance. Exceedingly rare signed ballet slipper, dated by him in 1914 - at the very peak of his career and when his luck started to change for worse - in calf leather. Size is 9.25 inches, an ornament was probably removed from the front top, slipper comes in a custom made linen folding case printed with an enlarged replica of the signature in the spine.
Autographs of Nijinsky are extremely rare, and this is the only signed ballet slipper we have ever seen. A truly rare, historical item!