Every week, we like to celebrate the iconic sporting silverware that we have helped craft in our London workshop. This week, we are showcasing the FIBA’s gleaming AmeriCup Trophy, the Women’s Rugby World Cup and The Laver Cup.
Volleying into action first is FIBA’s gleaming AmeriCup Trophy! In a new era for basketball, the brand new competition launches tomorrow, with competing nations vying to be crowned the King of the Americas and lift the 60cm tall trophy for the first time.
Our artisans spent more than 70 craft hours hand making the trophy in our London workshop from Sterling Silver. The trophy, designed by our partners Radiant Studios, features a unique 24ct gold plated band. It visually connects all of the new trophies crafted for FIBA this year, as the only matching design element between them. The ingenious design and craftsmanship creates the effect of levitating a basketball.
The Americup is one of a suite of trophies commissioned by FIBA that Thomas Lyte has crafted, which include the FIBA Asia Cup Trophy, the FIBA World Cup Trophy and the Basketball Champions League Trophy. Thomas Lyte wishes the 12 competing nations all the best. Here’s to an enthralling inaugural AmeriCup!
Women’s Rugby World Cup
It has been a tense few weeks for the Women’s Rugby World Cup but this week sees the conclusion of this prestigious tournament with England versus New Zealand on Saturday the 26th of August. The trophy first departed the World Rugby Hall of Fame in Rugby on the 13th of March to make it’s way around the island of Ireland in the lead of to the tournament.
For the fourth time in Women’s Rugby World Cup history, England and New Zealand will go head to head. New Zealand have been successfull in the previous three matches but can the English push it across the line? We wish both teams good luck for this weekend!
The Laver Cup
Yesterday, seen the announcement of The Laver Cup. A new tennis tournament, the Laver Cup is an international men’s tennis competition with two teams of 6.
One team representing Europe captained by Bjorn Borg, and a Rest of The World Team captained by John McEnroe. The trophy and tournament have been named in honour of Australian legend Rod Laver.
Unsuprisingly Borg has selected Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, Austrian Dominic Thiem, Czech Tomas Berdych and Alexander Zverev. Interesting however, for the Rest of the World team, John McEnroe has selected Juan Martin del Potro, Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic, John Isner, Jack Sock and Sam Querrey.
Slamming into action from September 22-24 in Prague, it will be exciting to see how Federer and Nadal fair as team-mates rather than opponents!