LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than 500 personal items that belonged to Siegfried & Roy will be auctioned June 8-9 in Los Angeles, including costumes, jewelry, furnishings, art and posters.
Items are expected sell for as little as $200-$300 for a Leopard Spot-patterned tea set, all the way up to $60,000-$100,000 expected on an 18 karat Cartier necklace with emerald and diamonds.
The two-day sale at Bonhams Los Angeles is posted online as “Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible.”
A slideshow of some of the items, along with the bids expected, appears below.
All proceeds from the auction will go to the SARMOTI Foundation, Siegfried & Roy’s personal charity.
Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn were headliners for decades in Las Vegas with their Sigfried & Roy magic show. An onstage attack by a tiger named Mantacore during a show at The Mirage on Oct. 3, 2003, severed Horn’s spine and ended his performing career. They produced a show — “Father of the Pride” — and retired in 2010. Horn died of COVID on May 8, 2020. Fishbacher died Jan. 13, 2021, of pancreatic cancer.
“We are thrilled to offer the astounding and magical collection of Siegfried & Roy at Bonhams in Los Angeles,” said Helen Hall, director of pop culture at Bonhams. “Siegfried & Roy dreamed a life for themselves and then made it a reality, whether on stages around the world or in their homes in Las Vegas. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a little bit of magic from the life of these incredible entertainers and humanitarians.”
The renowned “Jungle Palace” and personal retreat for Siegfied & Roy known as “Little Bavaria” were filled with treasures and mementos of their lives.
Highlights offered in the sale include:
- Electric blue satin stage costumes worn on stage by Siegfried & Roy, c. 1980s. Embellished with blue bugle beads to the collar and lapels and embroidered all over in a foliate pattern with silver sequins, rhinestones and faux pearls, the tailcoat was worn by Siegfried and the cropped jacket by Roy.
- 18 Karat gold tiger head pendant with numerous round brilliant-cut diamonds and a ruby eye.
- Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring.
- 18 Karat Cartier necklace with emerald and diamonds.
- Leopard Spot pattern Tiffany & Co. Porcelain Tea Service, comprising one teapot, creamer, sugar bowl, seven cups, eight saucers, eight dessert plates, and a cake plate.
- French Japanese Cloisonné gilt and patinated metal turtle-form clock (c. 1870-80). Almost certainly designed by Émile-Auguste Reiber for L’Escalier de Cristal, Paris.