It's hard to believe that from such humble beginnings comes one of the most intricate and sought after trophies - the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, handed to the winner of the Australian Open men's singles final. Spun from a single piece of sterling silver and then adorned with beautiful handcrafted ornaments and internally coated in 24-carat gold, the cup takes no less than 800 hours to complete. This really is a thing of beauty.

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