Unusual and large wood and ivory depicting finely carved samurai with applications in the shibayama technique of mother-of-pearl, dyed ivory and turtle that plays the Jinkai, a shell-shaped instrument capable of emitting various combinations of "notes" to signal to Troops to attack, retreat, or perform other strategic maneuvers. Decorated in gold plucked on the handle of the katana and on the tabako ire. Eyes in horn and wooden base with decorations in gold zebra. Signed Yoshiaki-o within rectangular reserve on mother of pearl. Provenance: Japan Period: Meiji End of 19th century. Dimensions: 34.5 x 23 x 15 cm Conservation: Great"