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SILVER DONKEY'S SECRET

HI
L HAVE SOME ANIMAL DONKEY STATU WITH HIDDEN COMPARTMENT IN,HEAD IS DETACHABLE, SO INSIDE OF BODY CAN USE AS COMPARTMENT,ITS NON MAGNETICK, WHEN L ASK AROUND THEY SAID ME ITS SILVER BUT DONT KNOW PURITY OF SILVER,
L DIDNT FOUND ANY STAMPED MARK ON, JUST NUMBER ON BELT WROTE BY SCRATCHED 1880 AND LOOK LIKE R N LETTERS ON, 0 IS NEARLY GONE BY TIME BUT STILL VISIBLE, LETTER R and B LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT TO SEE BUT STILL CAN SEE BY HELP OF LIGHT,
LOOK LIKE THERE WAS SOME GOLD OR GOLDEN COLOUR PLATE/PAINT WAS ON BUT MOSTLY GONE NOW AND BLACK SPOTS LEFT BEGIND
WEIGHT IS 570 GR
DIMENSIONS 18 X 20X10,5 CM
ALL OVER HAND WORK
TOTAL 3 PIECES, HEAD,BODY AND BASE
PICTURES in
flickr.com/photos/74575039@N02/

ANY HELP ?? what is it ? ORIGIN ?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/74575039@N02/
THANKS

Without any meaningful markings it is impossible to give you any sort of definitive answer. Silver is almost always marked as such in some way. After all, why go to the expense of using a precious metal and then not let people know what it is. All I can say is that the tarnish is similar to what you would get on silver. The scratched marking on the belt may not be original.