The history of Chinese carving begins in the Shang Dynasty with the carving of animal bones. Archeological discoveries of carvings from this time period include a large variety of early carved elephant ivory. During this time most of the carving were simple forms and shapes in a variety of beads, pendants, garment hooks, hairpins, arrowheads and so other such items. Upon these the decorations were also relatively simple.
Carving skills later evolved especially during the Zhou Dynasty. At this time the creation of these carvings and statues had become more sophisticated.
It was however, during the Ming Dynasty, when art was considered a vital aspect of the culture and large funds were spent on art forms and the artistic community.
It was at this time that Ivory carvings and statues were extremely popular, Ming Ivories consisted mainly of carefully carved statues, seals, trays, boxes, brush rests, hair pins and pendants.
By the time the Qianlong period came to be Ivory carving was the most finely worked of any other carving form. Westerners couldn’t help but marvel at the exquisite carved items and the chinese ivory statues value. These ivory carvings continue to fascinate collectors even after recent debates about the import of African elephant tusks.
These chinese ivory statues value increase once authenticated and sought after by collectors. And include artistic ivory carvings, from Buddha figurines to elaborate carved slabs of animal and landscape scenes.
The chinese ivory statues value, however, has become rather difficult to estimate due to the ban on ivory trade. Items that can be bought and sold however, are those created from mammoth ivory.
At www.ivoryandart.com you can find 100% authenticated mammoth ivory carvings. Authentication can be achieved due to a blemish on the ivory created by iron Phosphate due to the fact that the ivory was buried. This A blue-green or brownish blemish has a dramatic purple appearance when seen under ultraviolet lights. Furthermore the lines in the ivories differ, mammoth ivory has a crisscross pattern while elephant ivory has wavy lines. This authentication has led to an increase in chinese ivory statues value.
Our 100% Mammoth statues come in a variety of figurines, there are also carved tusks available.