Jean Mascret was a sculpteur-répareur at Sèvres from 1810 to 1848.
Louis Bourbon (1755-1824), Count of Provence and later King Louis XVIII of France, was the son of Louis and Maria Josepha of Saxony, and the younger brother of King Louis XVI (of France). In 1771 he married Louisa of Savoy. He was installed as King by the victorious allies in 1814, but on Napoleon's return from Elba in 1815 he fled to Ghent for the Hundred Days, resuming his position as King in August 1815. (Also see the footnote for lot 132).
Marie-Caroline de bourbon, la duchesse de Berri, was the daughter of Franois I, King of the Two-Sicilies. She married Charles, duc de Berri (the second son of Charles X) who was assasinated by Louvel in 1820. At the time of the assassination she was pregnant with the comte de Chambourd (Henri V), who was the last descendant of the ancient branch of the House of Bourbon.