A Fine Early 19th Century Bridle

This bridle is made of dark brown leather which has been rolled to form fine straps.
It has a leather tassel on the throatlash.
Many of the buckles are covered in finely stitched leather - a technique used to prevent rusting before the advent of stainless steel.
Some of the leather on the buckles is worn.
The steel bit is very fine - much thinner and lighter than later examples.
It has curved cheeks with pierced lozenges and floral decoration on the cheeks.
It has a low port. The bit has an old dark patina and I cannot find any maker's marks.

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Image below shows this bit compared to a 1900 example

Early 19th Century Horse Bit

Ref : bridle607

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