Summary: the carving art of China can be traced back to the neolithic period, in seven thousand before the hemudu cultural ruins and yinxu site four thousand years ago, has seen the ivory carving and wood carving works.
Sculpture art in China, however, can be traced back to the neolithic period, in seven thousand before the hemudu cultural ruins and yinxu site four thousand years ago, has seen the ivory carving and wood carving works.
However, the ancient Chinese sculpture art in the era of the Ming and qing dynasties was the real development.
Cunning work during this period, they created many excellent work handed down from ancient times.
Jiading bamboo carving, zhejiang boxwood carving, qingtian stone carvings, guangzhou hardwood furniture, carved ivory have unique style.
The Forbidden City sculpture in the collection of a few very beautiful sculpture, but the most amazing is a traditional Chinese lunch box more than 50 cm high.
Lunch box in four layers, oval shaped, end diameter of about 30 cm long.
Box on the handle to describe the story of ensemble, lunch box side walls have meticulous painting of flowers and characters of relief.
Best of all the lunch box is translucent, because craftsmen to every part of thin ivory hollow out no relief for their fine ivory like hair line.
As a result, lunch box wall is like a piece of white gauze, don't you looked closely enough could not believe it is made of ivory carving.