Records of Stoddard International plc, Design Archive, Victorian Islamic, Victorian Gothic, Victorian Floral

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

3 folders, entitled 'Victorian Islamic', 'Victorian Gothic' and 'Victorian Floral'. 'Victorian' refers to the style of artistic production produced in Great Britain and its colonies from 1837 to 1901 during the reign of Queen Victoria. Typically identified with heavy forms, bold patterns, elaborate ornamentation, and bright colours, the Victorian period encompasses a varied range of Classical and revival styles. However, Gothic forms and motifs that were identified as morally and aesthetically superior dominated. Design sketches that carry a number written in red ink, or the letters B.L. or B.G. (meaning 'bought in London' or 'bought in Glasgow') followed by a number, can potentially be cross referenced with STOD/201/1/8/1 'Templeton Register of Designs Bought - Sketches 1897-1915 (1925)'. Numbers written in red ink have been taken to be the Design Number and are catalogued as the Design Title. Some of the designs in this drawer feature letters and numbers in the form 'SK/C 234', or similar, accompanied by a coloured sticky dot, which perhaps refers to a more recently added indexing system. Where an item consists of multiple designs attached to one sheet of paper or card, no dominant colour has been recorded.

This description is part of the  Design Archive  which is divided into the 142 sections, each with its own separate description.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Description completed by Chris Fryer, Project Volunteer, March 2011.

Geographical Names