A heavy Ming style bronze censer bearing the inscription - "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet". Similarly inscribed bronzes and porcelain were first made for the Imperial court during the reign of the Zhengde Emperor (1506-1521) but this item is probably later. The base carries a four character Xuande mark.
Condition - very good.
3 inches (7.5cm) High 5.3 inches (13.5cm) Wide.