A 19th Century Wilson 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 is a Wilson or Persian snaffle, having two sets of bit rings.
If the cheekpieces are attached to the inner rings and the reins to the outer rings this can produce a severe "nutcracker" effect.
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). There are no maker's marks or stamps.

Dimensions : mouthpiece 15cm (6"), rings 7cm (2¾")

Weight 322g (11½ oz)

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