Ceramic Red Grouse Mug

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Savour your favourite hot drink with our exquisite 11oz (325ml) ceramic Red Grouse mugs, showcasing vibrant 18th-century watercolour paintings of a Red Grouse. Crafted for superior durability, these dishwasher-friendly, microwave-safe mugs beautifully blend art, history, and convenience. Enhance your daily routine or delight a loved one with this unique fusion of elegance and practicality.

Ceramic Red Grouse Mug

Our 11oz Ceramic Red Grouse Mug have a straight-sided design and a crisp white base colour to help make your the picture of the Red Grouse really stand out.

Indulge in your daily coffee or tea ritual with our captivating 11oz (325ml) ceramic Red Grouse mugs, beautifully adorned with vibrant reproductions of 18th-century watercolour paintings of Red Grouse. These masterpieces are originally crafted by the most renowned watercolour artist, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744), bringing an exquisite blend of history and artistry right to your fingertips.

Crafted from superior ceramic, our Ceramic Red Grouse Mug not only stand out with their artistic appeal, but also ensure top-notch durability. They are flawlessly resistant to unsightly chips and scratches, maintaining their elegant look through countless uses. Whether it's your morning coffee or your evening herbal tea, the stunning imagery of this mug makes each sip a moment to savour.

Moreover, our Red Grouse mugs are thoughtfully designed for modern convenience. They are dishwasher-friendly, saving you from the drudgery of hand-washing. Also, for those rushed mornings when you need a warm beverage pronto, these mugs are completely microwave safe, ensuring you never have to compromise on the warmth of your favourite drink.

Make this artistic, durable, and convenient Ceramic Red Grouse Mug a part of your daily routine or gift it to a fellow art and history enthusiast. Our stunning 18th Century Red Grouse watercolour mugs are more than just a drinkware item; they are a fusion of art, history, and everyday practicality that is guaranteed to add a dash of elegance to your day. Start your morning off right, embracing the harmony of art and history, one sip at a time.

Ceramic Red Grouse Mug Specifications

Our 11oz (325ml) Ceramic Red Grouse Mug have a straight-sided design and a crisp white base colour to help make your picture of the Red Grouse really stand out.

Using a dye sublimation print process, each ceramic mug is printed with a crisp and vibrant image of Red Grouse, and finished with a protective polished ceramic glaze.

Our ceramic photo mugs are extremely durable and both scratch and chip resistant, as well as being dishwasher-safe and microwave-safe.

  1. Dishwasher-friendly and microwave-safe.
  2. Dimensions: 84mm x 94mm (W x H - excluding handle).
  3. 11oz (325ml) capacity.
  4. Excellent print quality.
  5. Unique.

The Taylor White Collection's 18th Century Watercolour Painting of The Red Grouse

Our Red Grouse fine art print comes from the original collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). In the mid-18th Century, White commissioned the celebrated wildlife painter, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The watercolour painting of the Red Grouse was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Collins.

The original watercolour of the Red Grouse is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Red Grouse's plumage and features in stunning clarity. This depth of colour and detail has been captured brilliantly through the digitalisation process and is replicated for you on this delightful fine art print, which is now available for your home or office décor, or to buy as a thoughtful gift for your friends and family.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession and landowner on the Nottinghamshire / Yorkshire border, was a keen naturalist and collector. He commissioned over 900 paintings of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from the finest painters of his day. He was a governor and the founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London, as well as being a Fellow of The Royal Society. He was extremely well-connected in Society, which enabled him to create such a world-class collections of specimen and thus paintings. White's father in-law was Major-General John Armstrong, who as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, Chief Royal Engineer and Quartermaster-General to the Forces, has his offices in The Tower of London. Consequently, Taylor White had access to the birds and beasts of The Royal Menagerie at the Tower. He also was able to borrow specimen from The British Museum. Some rarer and more exotic specimens were brought back from their great travels across the globe by his Royal Society friends, the naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, Bt. and the famous clockmaker, John Harrison.

The Red Grouse

The Red Grouse (Scientific name: Lagopus lagopus scotica) is a true gem in the Grouse family! These marvellous gamebirds grace the heather moors of England, Scotland, and Ireland, flaunting their striking features and captivating bird enthusiasts everywhere. The Red Grouse hails from the Willow Ptarmigan sub-species, adding an extra touch of mystique.

Feast your eyes on the Red Grouse's magnificent red-brown plumage, masterfully contrasted by a sleek black tail and snow-white legs. The underside of their wings boasts elegant white stripes, while their fierce gaze is framed by distinctive red combs above the eyes.

The Red Grouse's impressive speed and undeniable rarity make them a highly sought-after prize in the world of shooting. However, it's not all smooth sailing for our feathered friends. They often face challenges due to harsh weather and relentless predators, causing their numbers to fluctuate dramatically from year to year.

But fear not, the Red Grouse's resilience is legendary! This spirited bird is celebrated with an annual event that is sure to delight any hunter or gourmand: "The Glorious Twelfth." Mark your calendars for the 12th August when the shooting season kicks off, and the quest for the prized Red Grouse begins! These elusive birds are whisked away from the moors and straight to the finest restaurants of London, where they are transformed into delectable dinners fit for royalty.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Ceramic Red Grouse Mug will take 3-5 working days. It will then be despatched via a tracked postal service, carefully packaged for safe delivery to you around 48 hours later.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About The Ceramic Red Grouse Mug

Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.