The FA Cup may be 144 years old, but Arsenal are the only team in the world to have won the current trophy, made by Thomas Lyte.
Last year, the prestigious new FA Cup was unveiled at Wembley and after Arsenals 3-2 victory over Hull City, Arsenal skipper Thomas Vermaelen became the first player to lift it.
Made by our world renowned Silversmiths in our London workshop, the new trophy – the third edition of the current design, which was originally introduced in 1911 – is made from 6.3kg of sterling silver and standing at 61.5cm, is a perfect replica of the trophy first made over 100 years ago.
Standing as the symbol of exceptional British artistry, the FA Cup was hand-crafted by Thomas Lyte’s Master Silversmith Kevin Williams, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and a world-renowned craftsman, who understands the unique construction of The FA Cup, having restored the 1992 trophy for the past 18 years.
Hand spun 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 were taken to make the stunning trophy.
The trophy is to be lifted by the new winners 30th May 2015.