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Italian Curb Bit, late 16th century

Italian Curb Bit, late 16th century

KEYWORDS / TITLE  Snaffle, curb bit  BRIEF DESCRIPTION  curb bit for horses. 1600 or so. All parts except the bite gilded.  DATING  1600s

KEYWORDS / TITLE Snaffle, curb bit BRIEF DESCRIPTION curb bit for horses. 1600 or so. All parts except the bite gilded. DATING 1600s

Grand Tour Intaglio Collection- Italian 19th Century  in Antiques, Decorative Arts, Other Antique Decorative Arts | eBay

Grand Tour Intaglio Collection- Italian 19th Century

Grand Tour Intaglio Collection- Italian Century in Antiques, Decorative Arts, Other Antique Decorative Arts

German (?) Curb Bit, early 16th century

German (?) Curb Bit, early 16th century

Antique 18th Century Long Carved Italian Wooden Bench with Blue Patina | From a unique collection of antique and modern benches at https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/seating/benches/

Antique 18th Century Long Carved Italian Wooden Bench with Blue Patina

European Curb Bit, 16th century

European Curb Bit, 16th century

*CIVIL WAR ~ The spikes on the bit shanks are there to prevent enemy soldiers from grabbing the bit of a warhorse during a battle in an effort to interfere with the horse's movements.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 Anyone who forced this atrocity onto their horse should be shot.

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