London, South Kensington
3 July 2002
A rare French pressed horn snuff box, first half 18th century
the cover depicting the scene of a siege, inscribed J'ATTANS DU SECOURS -- 5 1/8in. (13cm.) wide
J.H. Taylor collection, 1930; thence P.A.S. Phillips collection, Christie's, July 4, 1934, lot 56; thence anonymous sale, Christie's, October 29, 1968, lot 56 (one of two tobacco boxes in the lot); thence by descent to the present collection.
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