Designers and Makers of the Kauto Star Trophy | Thomas Lyte

Thomas Lyte are humbled to be the Designers and Makers of the Kauto Star Trophy. Working alongside The Jockey Club, this trophy has been created to pay tribute to National hunt hero Kauto Star’s incredible achievement as the only horse to have won the £1 million Chase Triple Crown.

Any horse that can replicate Kauto Star’s 2007 achievement in one season will take home the £1 million bonus and this specially commissioned triple sided trophy.  The horse must win The Betfair Chase, 32 Red King George VI Chase and the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The trophy has been handcrafted by our team of Master Silversmiths in our workshop in London.  Using a single sheet of brass, measuring 1.6mm in width, it was scorned and folded to create the triangle shape.  Finished with engraving, this trophy is fitting tribute to Kauto Star.  

For more information, please visit The Jockey Club Website.

Makers of the FIH WC Women’s Trophy | Hockey Trophy | Thomas Lyte

Thomas Lyte was commissioned by the International Hockey Federation to modify and restore the Women’s Hockey World Cup. The brief was simple, to use the existing bowl that was the Hockey Women’s World Cup, affectionately known as “The Salad Bowl”, and to add to it, creating a trophy following a very specific design (attached) that would give the women’s trophy the same look and stature as the men’s trophy.

The existing bowl had to be re-made as the metal was too thin, but we retained the original handles giving the new trophy a link with the old. We then hand-made and assembled the new elements, including the plinth, to create the new trophy.

The new Hockey Women’s World Cup was unveiled for the first time in New Zealand in November.

For more information, please visit: FIH WC Hockey

Women’s England Hockey Team and the World Cup captured by The Evening Standard

The Doddie Weir Foundation | MND | Competition | Thomas Lyte

The Doddie Weir Foundation

Through the support of Barbarians sponsor Killik & Co. Thomas Lyte are delighted to be able to support the Doddie Weir Foundation.

Doddie Weir is one of rugby’s most recognised faces and personalities, a championship winner at club level for Melrose and Newcastle Falcons, and on the international stage for Scotland and the British Lions.  Capped 61 times for Scotland, Doddie toured with the Lions to South Africa in 1997, and continues to represent the most famous touring team in the game across the world at dinners, lunches and functions.

In June 2017 Doddie revealed he was suffering with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and immediately set about raising awareness of the disease and supporting fellow sufferers. He timed his announcement to coincide with Global MND Awareness Day and continues to support MND charities and research.

We at Thomas Lyte were touched by the amazing scenes at Murrayfield when Doddie Weir strolled out with the ball for Scotland’s Autumn International against The All Blacks with his sons.  An inspiration to many people, we are delighted to be able to support Doddie’s foundation with a draw for a signed barbarians shirt from their Autumn fixture against The All Blacks. 

Simply follow the link to donate and be in with a chance to win the signed Killik Baribians Shirt.

 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thomas-lyte

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Sporting Wine Club

Also supporting the Doddie Weir Foundation are our friends at the Sporting Wine Club.  

The Sporting Wine Club is the brian child of former England Rugby International Simon Halliday and Chris Mariner.  The wines on sale through The Sporting Wine Club all have a link to the world of sport, either is owned or produced by sporting personalities or individuals with a strong, authentic relationship with sport. With a healthy number of well-known sporting personalities already on board, they are always looking to expand their portfolio. Two rules: all of the wines are produced by sporting personalities and every wine they sell is an estate wine, bottled at source.

Together with the help of European Rugby, Sporting Wine Club have already raised £25,000, for the Doddie Weir Foundation.

To continue to support Doddie, Sporting Wine Club are making donations to The Doddie Wier Foundation when you purchase cases of three of their wines. £5 per case for the Meerkat Sauvignon Blanc, Meerkat Burrow Blend and £10 per case on the Mon René Sparking Wine. They have a target in mind to raise another £2,500 through these sales and also to raise awareness of MND.

So you can buy some great winend also support the Doddie Weir Foundation. To buy your Wine from the Sporting Wine Club, click here.

Designer & Makers of The ICC Bat & Ball 2017 Awards | Thomas Lyte

Thomas Lyte are honoured to be the Designers & Makers of The ICC Bat & Ball 2017 Awards. Played every four years, The International Cricket Council Champions Trophy took place in England and Wales in 2017. With rivals India and Pakistan battling head to head in the final of the tournament, it was Pakisatn, the lowest ranking club in the tournament that would be victorious. 

Handcrafted from the finest materials at the hands of our master artisans, the Golden Bat and Golden Ball were presented after the winner of the tournament was announced.  Skillfully shaped like a cricket bat, the Golden Bat went to the Highest Scorer of the Tournament, Shikhar Dhawan from the Indian Cricket team who scored 338 runs.  Set on top of a wooden plinth, the Golden Ball, handcrafted to represent a cricket ball, was presented to the highest wicket Taker in the Tournament.  This was presented to Hasan Ali of Pakisatan for taking 13 wickets in five matches.

Designers & Makers of The Farmfoods European Senior Masters Trophy | Thomas Lyte

A fantastic event, we are proud to be the Designers and Makers of The Farmfoods European Senior Masters Trophy. An inaugural tournament, it offers amateurs the opportunity to play, partner and watch some of the finest senior European Golf Players.

With a clean design, this trophy features an elongated body with elegant tapered handles.  Handcrafted using traditional techniques in our London workshop, this 70cm trophy sits atop of a wooden plinth.  Finished with a golf ball resting on the lid, this trophy commands the attention it deserves.

To find out more on the competition, please visit: The European Senior Masters Website

LMA – The Manager Magazine Autumn 2017 | Thomas Lyte

As Proud Designers and Makers of The LMA Sir Alex Ferguson, Thomas Lyte was featured in the LMA Manager Magazine Autumn 2017 issue.  With a double page spread, Thomas Lyte retold the momentous day that Sir Alex Ferguson visited our London workshop to cast his eye onto the trophy that would bear his name.  With the continued partnership between the League Managers Assoistation and Thomas Lyte, we look to the future as Masters of Sport working together.

Designers & Makers of The Nigerian Federation Cup | Thomas Lyte

Thomas Lyte are thrilled to be the Designers & Makers of the Nigerian Federation Cup. First established in 1945 by the Nigerian Football Federation, it has been played under different names over the years but is still remains a favourite among the hearts of Nigerian football fans.  

Handcrafted in our London workshop, it was funded by the 2012 President of the Lagos State Football Association in Nigerian.  Exqusitely mastered from Sterling Silver, this trophy features squared handles and an engraved body.  A dominating size, this trophy reflects the strength of the eagle featured on the NFF logo.

Makers of The Afrobasket Trophy | African Basketball | Thomas Lyte

Continuing on our collaborations with FIBA and Radiant Studios, Thomas Lyte are proud to be the Makers of The FIBA Afrobasket Cup.  Orginally known as The African Championship of Nations, this basketball competition was first established in 1962.  Grown to 16 of the best competing nations, the qualifying teams will face off against teams from across the world for the FIBA World Cup in 2019.

Taking in the excess of 130 hours to craft, the Afrobasket trophy stands at 60cm high and 26cm wide.  The trophy features a spirraled inside symbolising the movement of a basketball.  Sterling Silver and gold plated, this trophy has an elevated basketball and gold plated Africa which has been handcrafted in our London workshop.  It also features the connecting band that all the new FIBA trophies have, and stands as the only matching feature between them. 

For this exquisitely modern trophy, our silversmiths used the traditional silversmithing processes of spinning, chasing, guilding, plating, engraving and polishing to bring all the elements together.

Restorers of The Women’s Rugby World Cup | Womens Rugby | Thomas Lyte

Thomas Lyte are proud to be chosen and entrusted as The Restorers of The Women’s Rugby World Cup. As the premier international competition for women in rugby, this tournament was first established in 1991 and is held every four years. It features 12 teams from across the globe with the top seven teams from the previous tournament qualifying automatically.

Each year in our London workshop, our skilled silversmiths repair damages, polish the silver and ensure that it is restored to its former glory for generations to enjoy for years to come.