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Lot 736: A Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games torch, designed by Chelles e Haya

Sporting Memorabilia

by Graham Budd Auctions

November 7, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: A Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games torch, designed by Chelles e Hayashi, manufactured by Recam Laser, comprised of several recycled aluminium sections and distinguished by its unique mechanism, which, when passed between torch bearers, allows it to expand 5.5cm vertically towards its flame, simulating the movement of an athlete, when expanded, the undulating sections, coated with a pearl white epoxy resin, reveal a rainbow of different colours within, chosen by the designers to symbolise elements of Brazil's landscape-golden sun, green mountains, blue sea and Copacabana's dark blue sidewalks, length 69cm., weight 1,500gr., in original carrying bag & tube

Notes: Olympic Games

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