Brass and iron English military bit with " C " embossed brass rosettes. Complete with dark brown leather bridle and reins with heart embossed nickel rosettes. The particular bit is show on page 155 of Knopp, Made in the CSA: Saddle Makers of the Confederacy and a detail of the rosette in pictured on page 379 of Pritchard and Huey, el al, The English Connection .
Provenance: John Ashworth Collection
Very good. Normal age and service wear, light crazing on the leather.