|Posted by The Carnival Glass Society (UK) Ltd on June 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM|
Guess the pattern name!
The Olympic flame, meant to represent purity, was kindled from the rays of the sun using a parabolic mirror in a ceremony on10 May at Olympia, the home of the ancient Olympic Games.
It was taken on a 1,800 mile-long relay around Greece before being handed over to the Princess Royal in Athens.
The flame then travelled to the UK held in a lantern with three spares (just in case it went out), screwed into cradles on the aeroplane seats.
The plane named The Firefly landed in cornwall and then went on to Lands End to start the torch's journey 8000 miles around the UK. 8000 torch bearers will be involved in taking it through 1,019 towns villages and cities to arrive in the Olympic Stadium on 27th July.
The Princess Royal handing over the lantern to light the first of the British torches.
David Beckham has the honour of being the first Torch Bearer
So did you guess which carnival glass pattern has the honour of holding the Olympic Torch?
It's GRAPE AND CHERRY
and it is actually an intaglio design. Also seen in marigold colour. As for maker - not sure, so it may be another contender for the Mystery Album
Grape and Cherry bowl and torch photos courtesy of Carol Sumpter.