A 19th Century Cheek Snaffle with W or Y mouth

This bit came from the house of a member of he Habsburg family
It is made of steel.
It has long full cheeks which are both slightly bent at one end - usually the upper cheek.
The bit has two mouthpieces with off-set joints, making it a W- or Y- snaffle.
One of the mouthpieces is twisted - depending on which way up the bit was positioned & which mouthpice contacted the bars of the mouth and tongue it would be more or less severe (although that seems relative and the bent cheeks imply it was generally used with the twisted side down.). There are no maker's marks or stamps.

Dimensions : mouthpiece 13.5cm (5¼"), cheeks 21.4cm (8½")

Weight 456g (1 lb)

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