A 19th Century Steel Gig Bit - Sold

This bit came from the house of a member of he Habsburg family
It is made of steel. The mouthpiece is gently arched.
The straigh cheeks are fixed.
Each cheek bears a rein loop and two lower loops for curb reins.
There is an integral shackle bar which is very slightly bent.
The bit still has its original curb hooks.
There are no maker's marks or stamps.

Dimensions : mouthpiece 12.5cm (5"), cheeks 21.5cm (8½")

Weight 372g (13 oz)

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