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.