Small vases and definitively not 17th century Augsburg, but late 19th or early 20th century.
Almost 100% Hanau pseudo marks.
AG2012 wrote:1.Both ``Augsburg acorn mark`` and what`s supposed to be maker's mark have nothing in common with well documented Augsburg marks.
2.Marks are always an integral part of the object (i.e.in harmony with the style, period and craftsmanship).The fact definitively not observed in this case.
3. The overall appearance of the vases points to historicism and rather modern production.
4. Practically zero odds for two identical vases with the same marks to survive together more than 300 years (if they really were that old).
5. Most of us gave up believing in miracles (``great finds`` in thrift shops and garage sales, naïve antique dealers we outsmarted in flea markets, important pieces offered online etc.)
All said, the vases are not old Augsburg, but most likely German (Hanau ?) with fantasy marks.
Btw.it would be interesting to determine exact composition of the silver alloy with electronic tester.
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