An Eldonian Buxton Coaching Bit - Sold

This old driving bit is made of a nickel alloy.
It has a straight bar mouth which is reversible or half-twisted. The mouthpiece is stamped "Eldonian", "London" and "Gidden".
The Eldonian brand dates from the late 18th century, it is now owned by Jeffries (more details here), W & H Gidden were probably the retailers, they now produce luxury leather goods as well as bespoke saddlery ( Gidden's website)
The curved cheeks have three rein slots for the attachment of the curb rein.
There is an curved shackle bar.

Mouthpiece 15cm (6")
Cheeks 23cm (9")
Weight 752g (1lb 10½oz)

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