London, South Kensington
12 December 2000
An assortment of hats including: a brown imitation fur hat with racoon's tail, accompanied by a handwritten note from a fan From the hundreds of pictures I've seen of you, I guessed you like hats so I'm giving you one from my collection, J."M".E.; a navy blue wool peaked sailor's cap; a white mock leather peaked sailor's cap; a black imitation leather peaked cap; a straw peaked cap; a blue and white woollen bobble hat and matching gloves; a pale blue woollen hat and a cream wool scarf; and a paper Harrods carrier bag, labelled in an unidentified hand in red felt pen Chapeaux a lot
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According to the vendor, Nureyev said that his mother had knitted most of his woollen hats.
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See footnote to lot 39.
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