An ivory okimono of a Samurai
By Jyoshu/Shizumune, Meiji Period
Seated on a straw mat and inspecting a blade which he withdraws from a wooden mounting, its box lies open before him, and by his side, a pair of daisho (detachable) rests on a sword stand, the details finely incised and stained; signed in a tsuishu-lacquer reserve Jyoshu/Shizumune. 9.6cm x 11cm (3¾in x 4 5/8in). (3).