Ceramic Turtle Dove Mug

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Savour your favourite hot drink with our exquisite 11oz (325ml) ceramic Turtle Dove mugs, showcasing vibrant 18th-century watercolour paintings of Turtle Doves. 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 Turtle Dove Mug

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

Indulge in your daily coffee or tea ritual with our captivating 11oz (325ml) ceramic Turtle Dove mugs, beautifully adorned with vibrant reproductions of 18th-century watercolour paintings of Turtle Dove. These masterpieces are originally crafted by the most renowned watercolour artist, Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790), bringing an exquisite blend of history and artistry right to your fingertips.

Crafted from superior ceramic, our Ceramic Turtle Dove 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 Turtle Dove 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 Turtle Dove Mug a part of your daily routine or gift it to a fellow art and history enthusiast. Our stunning 18th Century Turtle Dove 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 Turtle Dove Mug Specifications

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

Using a dye sublimation print process, each ceramic mug is printed with a crisp and vibrant image of Turtle Dove, 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 Turtle Dove

Our Turtle Dove 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, Peter Paillou (c.1720 - c.1790) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The watercolour painting of the Turtle Dove was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Paillou.

The original watercolour of the Turtle Dove is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Turtle Dove'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 Oriental Turtle Dove

The Oriental Turtle Dove (Scientific name: Streptopelai orientalis) is an avian marvel that has captured hearts and inspired awe across Asia. The Oriental Turtle Dove is a charming and graceful species of dove, whose range spans from the western edges of Europe all the way to the eastern shores of Japan.

Nestled within lush wooded habitats, the Oriental Turtle Dove thrives in environments which provide ample open space to stretch its wings. These feathered friends are not only a delight to behold but also hold an intriguing secret - their fascinating resemblance to their European cousin, the European Turtle Dove.

Slightly larger in stature, the Oriental Turtle Dove boasts a captivating plumage, which artfully combines the best of nature's colour palette. Adorning the side of its neck is a mesmerizing patch of black and white stripes, embellished with silver tips that sparkle like stardust. But the beauty doesn't end there! A gentle blush of light pink graces the bird's breast feathers, while its wings showcase a striking contrast with their deep, orange-brown hue. Discover the beauty, mystery, and allure of this captivating species, and let the Turtle Dove become your new favourite feathered friend!

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Ceramic Turtle Dove 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 Turtle Dove Mug

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