Jacques Nève

Jacques Nève is an clockmaker and has been a member of the CNES (Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en objets d’art et de collection) since 2009. His workshop is located in Braine-le-Château, Belgium.

Jacques Nève offers a selection of clocks dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, carefully selected in terms of quality, originality and historical provenance.

The expert horlogist Jacques Nève also provides confidential appraisals for estate settlements, division of family property, insurance coverage and sales purposes. Certificates of authenticity can be provided on request.

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George Prior

Wall-mounted Bracket Clock with lock, for the Ottoman market, circa 1790. Movement with two fusees and gutline transmission, anchor recoil escapement, spring suspended pendulum with adjustment under the bob. Hourly rack strike on a bronze bell above. Finely engraved rear plate bearing the signature or George Prior, London. Autonomy 8 days. Similarly signed enamel dial with Ottoman numerals for the five-minute markers and the hours. Strike suppressor lever (STRIKE – SILENT) above the numeral 60. Finely cut and gilt brass hands. Oak case with ebonized peartree veneer with varnished or gilt applied bronze lining and accessories. Side panels finely cut in the Oriental fashion, with silk back lining, allowing for the sound to go through while keeping the dust outside. Stylized lying crescent above the dial to underline the Easterly character. A very ingenious and unusual assembly system makes the whole assembly theft-proof; the clock is assembled with its bracket through two hand-screws hidden inside the bracket. The bracket cover also locks in place with a key, and the whole does not allow access to the wall screws, unless separated first. It is also to be noted that the two upper side panels can be easily removed for a technical access. Overall Height 72 cm (28 ¼”), W. 32 cm (12 ½”), D. 20 cm (8”), George Prior is recorded as active in Prescott St, London between 1765 and 1810. He was rewarded with the Silver Medal assorted with 25 guineas by the Arts Society for the invention of a new clock escapement, and rewarded again with 20 guineas for making a remontoire, which he patented in 1818. He was mostly known for supplying watches and clocks to the Ottoman market. Richard Barder, The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714-1830, 1993; G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, 1925; F.J.Britten, Old Clocks and Watches & Their Makers, 1904. € 13500.-Read more

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11 900 GBP

Platnauer Bristol with single strike

Joseph Platnauer, Bristol, large size mahogany wall timepiece for stations or administrations, circa 1840. Painted convex dial with signature, Roman numerals for the hours and graduations for the minutes, every five marked by a triangle, blued steel hands, cast convex bezel and moulded mahogany outer with a high curve domed glass. Single gut fusee movement with rectangular plates with cut upper corners united by four knopped pillars, recoil anchor escapement. Single strike on the hour on a large bronze bell. Autonomy 8 days. Dimensions External diameter 18” (48 cm), dial diameter 15” (38cm), overall depth 7 1/2 ” (19cm) Bibliography Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, NAG Press, 1984. Price € 6500.-, Joseph Platnauer, Bristol, large size mahogany wall timepiece for stations or administrations, circa 1840. Painted convex dial with signature, Roman numerals for the hours and graduations for the minutes, every five marked by a triangle, blued steel hands, cast convex bezel and moulded mahogany outer with a high curve domed glass. Single gut fusee movement with rectangular plates with cut upper corners united by four knopped pillars, recoil anchor escapement. Single strike on the hour on a large bronze bell. Autonomy 8 days. Dimensions, External diameter 18” (48 cm), dial diameter 15” (38cm), overall depth 7 1/2 ” (19cm), Bibliography, Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, NAG Press, 1984. Price, € 6500.-Read more

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5 700 GBP

Mathieu

Small portable Table Clock signed Mathieu l'Aîné A Paris, and dated 1776. 8-day duration rectangular movement with two simplified Maltese crosses on the barrels. Rack strike for the hours and half hours on a silvered bell situated below. Later cylinder escapement placed directly on the rear plate, with fine regulation graduations, allowing for transport without stopping. Enamel dial with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the 5-minute graduations, signed on the reverse by the dial-maker Barbezat and dated 1776. Lower cartouche with the clockmaker's signature Mathieu Aîné à Paris. Hinged turned and gilt brass bezel with a domed glass, 31-day silvered calendar through a window above 60, and 7-day week calendar on a horizontal disk above it. Finely cut and engraved brass gilt hands. Ormolu case with four glasses allowing a view of the movement through the two sides, the opening rear door and the top. Front ormolu decorations with Apollo in a medaillon above, surmounted by a knot of ribbons and acanthus leaves, the two lower corners with palm leaves and acanthus branches. Four ormolu turned topee feet surround the bell below, four ormolu urns and a foldable substantial handle on top. Height (handle up) 9 ¼" (24cm), Width 5” (13cm), Depth 3 ½” (9cm), Known as L'AÎNÉ (1722-† after 1812) son of Claude, gardener, and Jeanne Douine. Married first to Jeanne-Marguerite Philipart, then to Anne Bogotte. Made compagnon in Paris in 1743, he presented his masterpiece in 1754, and was received as a master on the 31 July of that year by decree of 25 June exempting him from lack of apprenticeship.. He was established Rue Neuve des Capucines (1754), then rue Saint-Honoré accross the Hôtel de Noailles (1757). He was selling watches, clocks and articles of clothing ; he became a member of the Jury presiding over the matters of the new Time system in 1793. His business was carried on by his son-in-law B.L. Petit. Claude Mathieu used clock cases by P. Delacroix, M. Poisson and watch cases by J. de La Feuille. Many great collectors were his customers, amongst which was the Count de La Marck. One of his best creations was the clock “Vase with Allegories of Study and Geography”. It has a movement with rotating rings indicating the hours and minutes, and a separate dial with astronomical indications. It was delivered with the furnishing of the Michel Palace built by the Emperor Paul Ist in Saint Petersburg in 1798. It is to be found now in the Great Palace of the Kremlin in Moscow. Tardy, Dictionnaire des horlogers français, Paris, 1972 ; Jean-Dominique Augarde, Les Ouvriers du Temps, La Pendule à Paris de Louis XIV à Napoléon Ier. Great Palace of the Kremlin in Moscow, € 16000.-Read more

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14 100 GBP

Precision table regulator, masterpiece from Francis Breyne

Brussels Professional School of Precision Mechanics And Electricity, precision table regulator, masterpiece from Francis Breyne in 1931. Extremely robust construction movement with thick plates and four large turned pillars screwed on both sides, Graham escapement, steel suspension powered by a mainspring in a barrel allowing for a three-week autonomy. Pine wood rod pendulum with micrometric crutch adjustment, graduated adjustment on the heavy brass bob.The plates nicely machined patterned. Large silvered dial with Roman numerals for the hours, bearing the signature ECOLE PROFELLE DE MÉCANIQUE DE PRÉCISION ET D'ELECTRICITÉ DE BRUXELLES, FRANCIS BREYNE 1931. Two blued steel hands, with polished conical washer at the center. It was traditionally left to the student cabinet-makers of that same prestigious school to make the case, using the best materials and assembly methods of the time. It is made in a very fine manner, using quarter-sawn oak and glasses on four sides, to emphasize the geometrical shapes and to show the movement in its best possible view. Its trapeze shape with stepped decorations and slightly triangular hood, is directly inspired from the clocks cases made by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (1858-1910), the famous Liège architect and decorator who was a major player in interior designs in Belgium. The detailed plans of most parts for these masterpieces still exist and are reproduced in the PDF files with links below. Height 52 cm, Width 35 cm, Depth 16 cm. that was to become later the Arts and Crafts School of Brussels, held the reputation of being one of the finest clock-making school in the World in the 20th Century years preceding the Second World War. As an end of school project, the students had to entirely manufacture a precision regulator of a given design. They were left with some liberties for some of the execution details, and these finished works were to become their masterpiece, that were to stay with them for the rest of their career, so as to demonstrate their skill, but also to regulate all the other time instruments that they would work on. € 5400.-Read more

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4 700 GBP

Vestal Virgins

“Vestal Virgins”, a Directoire period Mantel Clock, circa 1795. In chased and gilded bronze, the serpent to the underside of the athenienne in patinated bronze, the two columns in red Griotte marble. Signed on the dial A PARIS (indication that the clockmaker ordered the clock from a bronzier or marchand mercier, permitting him to add his name to the enamel dial). The name on the dial however has long since disappeared, erased from years of handling. A PARIS, bronzier, marchand mercier, Paris-style movement with anchor recoil escapement and silk suspended sunburst pendulum. Countwheel strike for the hours and half hours on a silvered bell. Autonomy 15 days. Very fine polychrome dial, with “slanted” Arabic numerals for the hours and 15-minute intervals; delicate blue wildflowers marking each half five-minute interval and underlined with a gilt filet; red Arabic numerals for the 30-day Revolutionary calendar. Chased, gilt-brass hour and minute hands; blued steel calendar hand. Draped in classical attire, both vestal virgins hold a laurel crown and trumpet, symbols of victory and glory, while hoisting a tassel-trimmed drape over an athenienne containing the sacrificial flame, the whole in gilded and patinated bronze. Set within the folds of the drape, the dial is surmounted by a triumphant cherub astride a spread-winged eagle perched on an Ionic capital. The gilt-bronze base, on ten toupee feet, is cast with a frieze depicting in its centre two swans drinking from a fountain and flanked on either side by two lions resting their front paw on a sphere. Vestal virgins were young priestesses devoted to the cult of Vesta, goddess of the hearth and their task was to maintain the sacrificial flame. The use of these figures for decorative purposes is indicative of the late eighteenth century’s more severe perspective of Antiquity, which continued under the French Directory; symbols like the sacrificial fire became associated with virtue, while the vestals became symbolic of patriotism. The origin of the vestal-themed clock model dates back to the reign of Louis XVI and derives from a Hubert Robert engraving, published in Recueil des griffonis (1771-1773) by the abbot de Saint ­Non, depicting an ancient fragment, which was much admired in Rome. It was then reinterpreted and applied by the most celebrated ornament designers and bronziers of the time, like Jean-Démosthène Dugourc and Pierre-Philippe Thomire, to create exceptional mantel clocks like the one presented here. Recueil des griffonis, bronziers, H. 66 cm (26") W. 50 cm (19 1/2") D. 13 cm (5")Read more

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Manberger

Carriage Clock with Simulated-Bamboo Case signed Enrique Manberger Madrid, mid- to late 19th Century. The movement with maltese crosses on both winders and alarum, for better timekeeping, English-style crabtooth-escapement platform with cut bi-metallic balance wheel and gold adjusting screws. Hourly and half-hourly gong strike with repeat feature by a button on top of the case. Alarum striking the same gong. Eight-days autonomy. Hexagonal dials, with nickelled and gilded ‘bamboo’ borders, on a silvered and gilt-brass ground reminiscent of ivory. Porcelain dials with Arabic numerals, each within a finely crafted cartouche. Arbalète or ‘crossbow’ blued-steel hands indicating the hours, minutes and the alarm on the subsidiary dial. Signature Enrique Manberger MADRID (clockmaker/retailer); produced in France. The case, with bevelled glass on five sides allows view of entire movement, assembled with intersecting ‘bamboo poles’, gilded and nickelled for a nice contrast-enhancing effect. Original leather storage box; original double-ended winding key. Height with handle upright: 19.5 cm (7 ½ in); Width: 10 cm (3 7/8 in); Depth: 9 cm (3 ½ in). LP is the signature of Paris-based clockmaker Louis-Auguste Pointeaux (1809-1885). He invented a coup perdu escapement that was used on mantel clocks with half-seconds beating pendulums, and some very sophisticated travelling clocks with up to 12 winding holes (!). He exhibited in London in 1852. He created the large longcase clock, presently at rue de Rivoli in Paris, for the firm C. Detouche. He was established at Rue Chérubini from 1850 to 1880. coup perdu, Tardy, Dictionnaire des horlogers français, (Paris, 1972); Derek Roberts, Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks, (Shiffer, Atglen, 1993). € 6500.-Read more

  • BELBelgium
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Fixed price
5 700 GBP

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