A friend of mine was burgled over Christmas and has lost, among other things, a number of rare ballet items, including:
1. A pink and green Meissen porcelain figure of Fanny Elssler.
2. A small oil painting of Elssler, half-length.
3. A white porcelain figure of Ulanova as The Dying Swan, on the floor with the torso bent forward.
It's probably a forlorn hope, but could I ask ballet.coers to keep an eye open for these items in antique shops, stalls, markets, etc and report any leads to me, David Leonard, at firstname.lastname@example.org.