Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

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foodie007
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Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Postby foodie007 » Sat May 23, 2020 1:40 pm

This soup ladle has a challenging hallmark, including a 3-figure vertical hallmark with the initials "AC" a diamond in the middle symbol which seems identical to the Albert Coles hallmarks. See photo. The lowest of the 3 parts of the hallmark looks like a profile of an 18th century figure like George Washington facing right. I can't identify the top of the 3 hallmarks.

My assumption is that this is a silverplate item. There are no other notations on it. It doesn't say 'sterling' anywhere

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

https://ibb.co/X3H69F6
https://ibb.co/n1FMj77

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Re: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Postby dognose » Sat May 23, 2020 2:00 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

Please embed your images.

Trev.

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Re: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Postby foodie007 » Sat May 23, 2020 2:10 pm

Trev:

Thanks!

I tried to embed the photos by enclosing the link in the brackets but they just wouldn't load.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Postby dognose » Sat May 23, 2020 2:22 pm

There you go:

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Trev.

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Re: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Postby foodie007 » Sat May 23, 2020 2:42 pm

Thanks very much!

I'd love to know what you did differently. You can send me a private message if you like so we don't crowd this thread.

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Re: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Postby dognose » Sat May 23, 2020 3:09 pm

Hi,

If using IBB, just click on 'Embed Codes' and copy and paste the BBCode for 'Full Image'

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Re: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Postby dragonflywink » Sat May 23, 2020 5:08 pm

Why do you believe it's silverplate? This pattern is usually called 'Leaf' and should be coin silver...

https://www.925-1000.com/ax_coles.html

~Cheryl

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Re: Is this an unusual Albert Coles hallmark on a silverplate item?

Postby foodie007 » Sat May 23, 2020 5:39 pm

Cheryl:

You're absolutely right! That's the pattern and yes, it's coin silver.

Amazing! Problem solved!

The reason I thought this was silver plate is because of the provenance. When we cleaned out a relative's estate, there were a few small sterling items of no importance, a number of straightforward silver plate items and then this item. The deceased relative was of modest means and we have no idea where this came from.

Thank you again for the assistance!

Dave


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