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Silver Armadillo Basket

It is a silver armadillo basket that has 197 and the word copyright upside down…is it real? how much?
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Hi there and thanks for joining us. If by “real” you ask if its solid silver, the answer is almost certainly not. Virtually all solid silver is marked as such with a purity mark, such as “sterling silver”, “925”, or if British, the legal silver hallmarks.

The number on your piece is probably a model or pattern number and its most likely either silver plated or some non-silver white metal.

Regards,

Uncle Vic