The Royal Horse Guards - An Edwardian Regimental Presentation Figure, 1912
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Overall height: 26cm (16.2in)
Provenance: Major Sir David Black, 3rd Bt.
Silver. Standing figure of a dismounted officer of the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) in review order raised on a stepped ebonised wood base applied with a silver presentation plaque inscribed ‘Lieut. R.D. Black / From his Brother officers of the R,H,G, (The Blues) & The Life Guards on his Marriage 22nd October 1953’. Maker’s mark of Carrington & Co., London. Hallmarked London 1912. Height of silver figure 19.5cm (7in) high.
Major Sir (Robert) David Black, 3rd & last Baronet (1929-2021) was educated at Eton and was commissioned Cornet into the Royal Horse Guards in 1949. In 1952 during the Lying-in-State of King George VI in Westminster Great Hall, he was one of the officers who stood Vigil on the coffin and took part in the Sovereign’s Escort funeral procession from Westminster to Paddington Station. He rode as the Escort Commander to The Queen Mother, riding alongside her coach at the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Later the same year he was part of the Sovereign’s Escort when the Queen presented new Standards to the Household Cavalry in Home Park, Windsor. He served in Cyprus during EOKA terrorist campaign, and as Adjutant of the Inns of Court (The Devil’s Own) before resigning his Regular Army commission in 1961. He was afterwards Major in the Berkshire and Westminster Dragoons (T.A.); Master, Chairman, and President of the Garth and South Berks foxhounds; Honorary Colonel of 94 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Signal Squadron; and High Sheriff of Oxfordshire. He was also Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Caithness where he spent three months of the year stalking on his Scottish estate and on occasion entertaining his neighbour The Queen Mother.