Dormouse Wall Clock

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Our unique Dormouse Wall Clock is a 10in x 10in round wall-mounted clock. Available with a natural bamboo or black frame, the clock features a stunning reproduction of a vintage 18th Century watercolour painting of a pair of dormice eating nuts. Perfect as a gift, or for your home or office.

Dormouse Wall Clock

When it comes to interior decor, wall clocks often take a backseat to larger, more attention-grabbing pieces. However, a well-chosen wall clock, such as our Dormouse Wall Clock can serve as a focal point that marries function with form in a unique and powerful way. Our Dormouse Wall Clock is a 10in x 10in clock, adorned with a high-quality reproduction of an 18th-century watercolor painting of a Dormouse, offers precisely that blend.

Our Dormouse wall clock has a sustainably produced bamboo frame, which is available in either natural bamboo, or in black. The face and hands of the clock are protected by crystal-clear Plexiglas, meaning the artwork and hands should remain clean and fresh-looking. The frame and Plexiglas can be given a gentle wipe as and when needed to remove any dust or dirt.

The Dormouse Wall Clock's artwork is carefully reproduced so that each brushstroke is visible, as in the original watercolour painting. The artwork will liven up the room in which you hang the clock  and will, no doubt, become a focal and talking point for your guests.

This wall clock is suited to pretty much any room in your home or office. The Dormouse artwork is gentle and refined so it will suit any environment, modern or antique.

Don't forget to think of others as well - the Dormouse Wall Clock makes a fabulous gift - birthday, wedding, anniversary, or just to say "I love you"!

Dormouse Wall Clock Specifications

Our Dormouse Wall Clock is a round clock (10in x 10in / 25.5cm x 25.5cm), which features a reproduction of the beautiful vintage watercolour painting of a Dormouse. This clock is a statement piece, which will become a focal point of the room in which it hangs.

Using a dye sublimation print process, each bird clock is printed with a crisp and vibrant image of a Dormouse. Its black arms are protected by a crystal-clear Plexiglas lens, which helps protect the clock face from damage and wear.

The rear of the Dormouse Wall Clock is where the time can be altered and a battery be inserted. A built-in rear hook is a key feature, so the clock is ready for hanging on your wall as soon as it arrives with you.

Our Dormouse clock is available with either a natural bamboo, or a black frame. Whether the clock is for your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or living room, it will be a joy to behold!

  1. Crisp colour reproduction on the clock face
  2. Natural bamboo frame
  3. Round clock face
  4. Available with a black or natural coloured frame
  5. Ready to hand on the wall
  6. Runs with 1 x AA battery (not included)

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

Our Dormouse 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 Dormouse was one of these masterpieces, which emerged from the collaboration between White and Collins.

The original watercolour of the Dormouse is extremely finely painted, with incredible detail, allowing you to see the Dormouse'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 Hazel Dormouse

The Dormouse (Scientific name: Muscardinus avellanarius) is a small, nocturnal rodent native to Europe, renowned for its long hibernation periods. Known for its soft, golden-brown fur, large eyes, and a bushy tail, the dormouse typically measures 6-9 cm in length, excluding its tail, and weighs between 15-30 grams. The bushy tail not only aids in balance when climbing trees but also serves as a warm blanket during hibernation.

The dormouse is found across Europe, predominantly in deciduous woodlands, where they build their nests high in the trees. Their diet is omnivorous, encompassing berries, nuts, fruits, insects, and occasionally, bird eggs. They are particularly fond of hazelnuts, leaving behind telltale signs of their presence with neat holes in the shells. Notably, dormice hibernate for up to seven months a year, generally in nests on or under the ground, differing from their usual tree nests. These creatures have a longer lifespan than most small mammals, often living up to five years in the wild.

Although the dormouse is currently listed as Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), its population is declining in some areas due to habitat loss from deforestation and changes in land management practices. Conservation efforts, including habitat management and reintroduction programs, are underway to safeguard the dormouse population. These adorable creatures, despite their small size and hidden lifestyle, play a crucial role in our ecosystem, helping to regulate insect populations and disperse seeds, hence the need for their preservation.

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Dormouse Wall Clock will take 4-5 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 Dormouse Wall Clock

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