Some tips to remember when Christmas Shopping on Cape Cod next summer!
1. Real brass won't attract a magnet, but then neither will white metal.
The weight, then; the weight!
2. Can't see in the dim light of the shop? Feel the edge of the dish or the glass for chips . . .
Ama -- didn't you feel the edge of this? It's chipped! You don't want it! (Out of the mouths of babes!)
And remember . . . even if there is a slight chip, you can use emery paper or an emery board to smooth the chips that you missed!