South craftsmanship style is also to be called Guangzhou style. Their ivory carving ware pays attention to the engraving craftsmanship. It is famous for its carefully choosing material, elaborate carving, especially exquisitely carved style. At that time, Guangzhou is a coastal port, often contact the foreign businessmen to know clients` requirement. To satisfy foreign businessmen` demand products appeared. They are ivory ball, boat, place, pagoda, and some puff boxes. Guangzhou ivory carving products turns the technique of engraving to the key position. By the way, the local climate is warmth and wetness. So Guangzhou elaborate ivory carving products gradually forms china south ivory carving artistic style. Especially Guangzhou ivory carving ball which is enjoyed good reputation in international market.
North ivory carving style means Beijing orchard field and imperial ivory carving workshop. At that time Kanghsi, Yong Zheng and Qianlong three emperors all extremely liked ivory carving handicrafts. In imperial palace they established special imperial ivory carving workshop. Some connoisseurs took up the post of ivory carving workshop. They paid more attention to the invention of ivory carving ware. Especially the imperial ivory carving workshop located in the Hall of Mental Cultivation. It is very convenient for emperors to look around and examine.
The ivory carving artisans came from all over china, and also chosen the superiors to do the work. And the artisans interact and learn from each other. So the craftsmanship of imperial ivory carving workshop permeated with various excellent workmanships. Their developed and invented ivory carving products never cared about cost. Only pursue high quality and exquisite ivory carving wares. And also imperial ivory carving ware asked for high quality grinding & polishing technology. In gradually, the north ivory carving artistic style ( also called imperial count style) had formed. The feature is magnificently, dignified, exquisite, riches and honor and elegant style.