Continuing on our collaborations with FIBA and Radiant Studios, Thomas Lyte are proud to be the Makers of the FIBA Afrobasket Cup. Originally known as The African Championship of Nations, the competition was first established in 1962 and has grown to incorporate 16 of the best competing continental nations. The teams that qualify from the tournament then make it to the FIBA World Cup.
Taking in the excess of 130 hours to craft, the Afrobasket trophy stands at 60cm high and 26cm wide. The trophy features a spiralled inside symbolising the movement of a basketball. Sterling Silver and gold plated, this trophy features an elevated basketball and a gold-plated map of Africa. Handcrafted in our London workshop, it also features the connecting band that all new FIBA trophies have. It stands as the only matching feature between them.
For this exquisitely modern trophy, our silversmiths used the traditional silversmithing processes of spinning, chasing, gilding, plating, engraving and polishing to bring all the elements together.