HENDERSON, NV – FEBRUARY 27: Siegfried Fischbacher (L) and Roy Horn of illusionist duo Siegfried & Roy arrive for Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s 75th birthday at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas on February 27, 2007 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
From humble beginnings in war-torn Germany to international fame and a record-breaking run at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Siegfried & Roy had been part of the Las Vegas landscape for years, and unprecedented as artists and personalities.
On June 8-9, 2022, Bonham will showcase over 500 personal items from Siegfried & Roy’s professional and personal life over two days of live sales with Siegfried & Roy: the masters of the impossible at BonhamLos Angeles. All proceeds will go to the SARMOTI Foundation, Siegfried & Roy’s personal charity, dedicated to making endless progress to protect endangered and threatened species.
Mike and Carla’s Morning Show talk to Helen Hallthe director of pop culture with Bonhams auction house about the auction, the items and how you can actually bid on some of the upcoming auction items.
The Bonham sale will illustrate the artful way Siegfried & Roy blended the fantastical worlds of their live performances with their personal lives. Their two Las Vegas residences, ‘Jungle Palace’ and the personalized retreat, ‘Little Bavaria’, were utterly extraordinary and unique, filled with treasures and memories of their lives and travels around the world.
Siegfried and Roy had a collection of jewellery, furniture and decorative items – ranging from English Victorian clocks to Cartier necklaces, Breitling wristwatches and other personalized jewelery adorned with tigers or lions, which are featured, along with works of art and unique collectibles from their adventurous lives.
Highlights offered in the sale include:
- Stage costumes in electric blue satin worn on stage by Siegfried & Roy, vs. 1980s. Adorned with blue bugle beads on 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. Estimate: $2,000 to $3,000
- Tiger head pendant in 18 carat gold with many round brilliant cut diamonds and a ruby eye. Estimate: $4,000 to $6,000
- Yellow diamond and diamond ring. Estimate: $40,000 to $60,000
- Cartier 18 carat necklace with emerald and diamonds. Estimate: $60,000 to $100,000
- Tiffany & Co. porcelain tea service with leopard spot motif, including a teapot, a creamer, a sugar bowl, seven cups, eight saucers, eight dessert plates and a cake plate. Estimate: $200-300.
- French Japanese pendulum clock in gilded and patinated metal cloisonne tortoise shape (circa 1870-1880). Probably designed by Émile-Auguste Reiber for L’Escalier de Cristal, Paris. Estimate: $10,000 to $15,000.
To view and/or bid on all of the amazing items up for auction, click this link: Sell items