The FA Cup Trophy

Thomas Lyte is the official Trophy supplier to The FA, as exclusive makers of the prestigious and treasured FA Cup that was presented to The FA Cup winners, Arsenal, after their 2-0 win on the 30th May, 2015.


Crafted from 6.3kg of sterling silver and standing at a majestic 61.5cm, the new trophy, and 3rd edition, is a perfect replica of the 1911 trophy. The FA Cup is a masterpiece of British silversmithing, hand crafted by Thomas Lyte's Master Silversmith Kevin Williams. Handspun from Sterling 925 Silver, the trophy underwent the painstaking process of casting, hand chasing, hand engraving and polishing. 


Originally commissioned in 2013, over 250 craft hours have been used to make this stunning 2014 trophy. The FA have documentedt his historic moment in British football by filming Thomas Lyte Silversmiths Kevin Williams and Colin Hines crafting this masterpiece from a single disc of solid silver into the finished trophy. 
 

You can read more about the history of the FA Cup via the below links...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FA_Cup
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27405196