Jacques Nève

Jacques Nève est un horloger d'art membre du CNES (Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en objets d’art et de collection) depuis 2009. Son atelier est situé à Braine-le-Château, en Belgique.

Jacques Nève propose une sélection d’horloges du XVIIIe et du XIXe siècle, sélectionnée avec soin en ce qui concerne la qualité, l’originalité et la provenance historique.

L'expert Jacques Nève fournit également des évaluations confidentielles pour successions, partage de biens de famille, assurance ou vente. Des certificats d'authenticité peuvent être fournis sur demande.

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R.A.F WWII Sector Clock

Mahogany wall fusee timepiece for the Royal Air Force, "Operations Room Clock", dated and stamped 1938. Painted flat dial with Arabic numerals for the five minutes on the outer ring, the minute graduations, the twelve hours within the coloured triangles, and the 24 hours on the inner ring. Old style King's Crown RAF Warrant Officer's insignia below the number 24, blued steel hands, cast bezel, painted black outside and silvered inside, turned black tinted mahogany outer with a flat thick bevelled glass. Single chain fusee movement with rectangular plates united by four massive screwed pillars, recoil anchor escapement. Autonomy 8 days. Originally known as "colour change clocks", they were introduced during the First World War by the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 to monitor the movements of German aircraft. Later, during the Second World War they played a significant role in the Battle of Britain and continued to be used by the Royal Air Force and Royal Observer Corps (ROC) as simple clocks and keepsakes, until the end of the Cold War period. The Sector Clock was a fundamental part of Ground-controlled interception before modern computerized systems were put in place for airspace control. The clock dial is marked with five-minute red, yellow and blue triangular segments. It has an outer 12-hour ring and an inner 24-hour dial. Aircraft position was recorded along with the colour of the triangle beneath the minute hand at the time of sighting. This was reported to sector headquarters, where counters of the relayed colour were used to represent each air raid on a large table with a map of the UK overlaid with a British Modified Grid. As the plots of the raiding aircraft moved, the counters were pushed across the map by magnetic "rakes". This system enabled "Fighter Controllers" to see very quickly where each formation was heading and allowed an estimate to be made of possible targets. The age of the information was readily apparent from the colour of the counter. Because of the simplicity of the system, decisions could be made quickly and easily. It was possible, according to reports from system veterans, to have fighters in the air and on their way to an intercept within five minutes of the initial contact. Without the simple yet elegant time coding system devised by the RAF, the British might not have been so successful in holding control of the skies over Britain during the crucial Battle of Britain as well as later in the war. External diameter 18 ½ ” (47 cm), dial diameter 14” (36cm), overall depth 7 1/2 ” (19cm), T.W.Elliott Ltd, T.W.Elliott Ltd: the firm of Elliott’s started in 1886 with James Jones Elliott, having served his apprenticeship with Bateman of Smithfield, naming the company J.J.Elliott Ltd, at Percival St, Clerkenwell. James’ son and successor Frank sold off the name in 1923, amalgamated with the firm Gillett & Johnson Ltd to form the company now known as F.W.Elliott Ltd, taking over all the domestic production from Gillett’s. Frank’s three sons all joined the company, Horace in 1919, Ronald in 1929 and Leonard in 1946. At the outbreak of WWII in 1939 the production of clocks was temporarily reduced and the factory made test gear and apparatus for Rolls-Royce Merlin engines used on Spitfire aeroplanes. Frank Westcombe Elliott died in 1944, aged 69. The company still makes quality clocks and is based in Hastings. Ronald E Rose, English Dial Clocks, Antique’s Collectors’Club, revised and reprinted 2000; Wikipedia; Ned Frederick “The Clock that saved Great Britain”, € 9.500En savoir plus

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9 500 EUR

Vrard SHANGHAI

L.VRARD & Co, SHANGHAI, carriage clock with engraved and gilt Gorge case, with center-sweeping seconds hand, second half of the 19th Century. The silvered platform with English-type crabtooth escapement and cut bi-metallic balance wheel. Half-hourly rack strike on a silvered bell at the rear, with repeat button on top at the front of the case. Alarum on a bell situated below. Autonomy 8 days. Enamel dial with Roman numerals for the hours, with signature L.Vrard & Co, Shanghai. Breguet blued steel hands with a large center-sweeping seconds hand. Breguet, Finely engraved and gilt Gorge case with bevelled glass on five sides allowing for a good view of the movement from all sides, the retailer’s name in Chinese is indicated on the rear movement plate. Gorge, Carriage clocks with center-sweeping seconds hands are rare as this feature added complexity to their design. The Chinese market of the 19th Century was eager for them as this made the clock alive, as time was thus visible with the naked eye. Another unusual feature on this clock is the presence of TWO separate bells, for the strike and alarum, an unexpected refinement. alive, . Height 19cm (7 ½”) with handle up, Width 9,5cm (3 ¾”), Depth 8,5cm (3 ¼”), Charles Allix and Peter Bonnert, Carriage Clocks, their History and development, The Antique’s Collector’s Club, 1974. Carriage Clocks, their History and development, € 6500.-En savoir plus

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6 500 EUR

Satyr and Bacchante, after Pradier

Ed. Detalle, an important mantel clock, "Satyr and Bacchante" after James Pradier (1790-1852), made in Paris c. 1870. Inscribed ‘Pradier’ in cursive script on front of base; no foundry mark. Signed on the dial: Ed. Detalle, Rue St Antoine 180, Près la Rue de Rivoli. Bronze group with light brown patination; reduction of the original marble by James Pradier, now in the Louvre (R.F. 3475); it rests on a black Mazy marble pedestal flanked by two volute-shaped capitals, the corners decorated with fluted pilasters in vert-de-mer marble. Half-man, half-goat, the satyr is depicted with horns, hoofs and a tail. With one knee on the ground, the satyr supports on his thigh a swooning female figure and with his free hand removes the light garment that covered her. In a state of rapture, she seems to both push him away and draw him close. Depicted in a posture of sensual surrender, the Bacchante has abandoned her attributes: the thyrsus and drinking cup; on the base the discarded thyrsus rests alongside a tambourine. French movement with two spring barrels; the time train on the right side with spring suspension adjustable from the front of the dial and self-levelling escapement, both patents from Achille Brocot, visible anchor and escape wheel, with jewel half-rollers; the strike train on the left side for every half hour on a silvered bell, countwheel. Enamel dial on two levels, separated by an ormolu circle, the outer with Roman numerals for the hours and fine graduation for the minutes, the inner with the visible escapement, the two Breguet-style blued steel hands, and the signature Ed. Detalle, Rue St Antoine 180, Près la Rue de Rivoli. All the visible metallic parts in either polished steel or ormolu, the escape wheel in brass. Front and rear bevelled flat glass. (more on the sculpture in the Pdf file below), H: 51cm (20"), W: 48cm (19"), D: 28cm (11¼") Bronze sculpture: H: 30cm (12"), W: 34cm (13½"), D: 19cm (8"), Tardy, Dictionnaire des horlogers français, Paris, 1972 ; Statues de Chair, sculptures de James Pradier, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Genève 1985 ; Claude Lapaire, James Pradier et la sculpture française de la génération romantique, catalogue raisonné, SIK-ISEA Institut Suisse pour l’Etude de l’Art, 2010. Louvre Museum, Paris; Musée d'Orsay, Paris; Montpellier Fine Arts Museum; Geneva Fine Arts Museum, and many more. € 6.500,-En savoir plus

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6 500 EUR

François Frewin

Precision Table Regulator, Masterpiece from François Frewin In 1924, Brussels Professional School Of Precision Mechanics And Electricity. Extremely robust construction movement with thick plates and four large turned pillars screwed on both sides, Graham escapement placed on the lower end of the movement, and thus upside-down, steel suspension, and powered by a mainspring in a barrel allowing for a two-week autonomy. Exceptional three-rod compensated pendulum of an original design inspired by Ellicott, with micrometric crutch adjustment, graduated adjustment on the heavy lead-filled ormolu bob. The plates nicely marble patterned. Large silvered dial with Roman numerals for the hours, bearing the signature ECOLE PROFELLEDE MÉCANIQUE DE PRÉCISION ET D'ELECTRICITÉ DE BRUXELLES, FRANCOIS FREWIN 1924. Two blued steel hands, with polished conical washer at the center. ELLE, Oak case with geometrical inlays of various exotic woods. Height 25ˮ (64cm), Width 14ˮ (36cm), Depth ½ˮ (22cm), 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. Arts and Crafts School of Brussels, 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. This particular case being the only one known to us, along with the presence of this exceptional pendulum make it very likely that the student François Frewin made his own case as well. € 11.000En savoir plus

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11 000 EUR

Corne Verte Cartel Clock by Delamotte

Nicolas-Louis Delamotte, mid-18th Century cartel on its console. The case with green-backed horn veneer “Corne Verte” and ormolu bronze applied, signed DELAMOTTE A CHARTRES on the dial and De La Motte A Chartres on the backplate of the movement. The case and the console with C-scrolls, flowers, leaves and rocaille bronze work, with a dove on top and another under the dial, suggesting that this clock may have been intended as an engagement present, as oral tradition has it. A key to the side allows for the opening of the front door with access to the dial and pendulum. Dial made of 13 pieces of enamel, with Roman numerals for the hours and Arabic numerals for the 5-minutes increments. Finely cut, engraved and gilt brass hands. Movement to be wound every week, with half-hourly strike on a bell hidden in the top of the case; the strike controlled by a countwheel; verge escapement and silk suspension. Corne Verte, DELAMOTTE A CHARTRES, De La Motte A Chartres, Overall height including the base: 102cm (40"); Width 37cm (14 ½"); Depth 20cm (8"), Nicolas-Louis De La Motte, was established in Chartres during the Louis XV-period (circa 1750), he is then noted as having moved to Rouen in 1761 where he also manufactured watches. He then moved to London where he manufactured some remarkable bracket clocks, amongst other timepieces. Tardy, Dictionnaire des horlogers français, Paris, 1972 ; G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, London and Edimburgh, 1929. € 15.000En savoir plus

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15 000 EUR

Baulion à Namur

Baulion à Namur, a portable table clock from the Louis XV period, circa 1760. Movement with square plates and two winders. Verge escapement, very short pendulum. Half-hourly rack strike on a silvered bell placed on top of the case. A pull-winder on the left for the strike repeat action. Enamel dial with Arabic numerals for the hours and the five minutes. Finely cut and engraved gilt hands, with a brass disk in the center for an optional alarum. The gilt brass dial surround with the typical signature of its maker Baulion A Namur. The brass case with four long legs below and four toupees on top, the fifth toupee on top of the bell. The rear painted iron door allows easy access to the pendulum, the two side doors with glass allow for a view of the movement. All doors are spring-loaded, another typical Baulion feature. Height 23cm (9"), Width 15cm (6 "), Depth 8cm (3"), a clockmaker born in Charleroi was made burgess of Namur on April 24th, 1761; active in 1760-1765, he was definitely Namur’s most renowned clockmaker. His clocks can be found in the two main musea: the “Musée de Groesbeek-de-Croix”, and the “Société Archéologique”. Several very similar clocks to ours are described in the “Catalogue Descriptif des Effets de Charles de Lorraine après sa mort en 1781 ». Charles of Lorraine (1712-1780) was the Governor-General of the Austrian Lower Countries and the Empress Maria-Theresa’s brother-in-law. His interest in timekeeping was notorious, and his collection contained no less that 175 watches and clocks. He often mentioned his collection and took numerous notes about it in his personal handbooks or on loose pieces of cardboard. This is how we know today of three different “clocks with alarum signed Bau-Lion à Namur. th, Catalogue Descriptif des Effets de Charles de Lorraine après sa mort en 1781 », Bau-Lion à Namur. Catalog Collection Charles de Lorraine, 1781 ; La Mesure du Temps, catalog of the exhibition in Namur, 7th to 22nd July 1962 ; Tardy La Pendule Française, La Pendule dans le Monde, 1987; Eddy Fraiture, Belgische Uurwerken en hun Makers, Horloges et Horlogers Belges A-Z, 2009. Collection Charles de Lorraine, La Mesure du Temps, La Pendule Française, La Pendule dans le Monde, Belgische Uurwerken en hun Makers, Horloges et Horlogers Belges A-Z, Namur, Société Archéologique, Clock Museum, € 6900.-En savoir plus

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6 900 EUR

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