No worries, my rules are : Never buy unless I like it, or want to research it, or am sure of the provenance, that is, as far as is possible!
I did also buy a matching pair of 'Snowflake' vases, one with partial label, for the same price. Not because I liked those particular ones as much as the red one, bought in ignorance years ago because I loved it but because I was confident and that's enjoyable too.
I like the copper on black and they were about 15 pounds the pair. That is cheap considering the effort that must go into making them. Bearing in mind that labour is cheap in China. [ Copper is not cheap or the easiest to work with because it burns at relatively low temperatures]?
It would be simpler to stick to one factory or country or items with one common characteristic but that discipline so far eludes me! Mind when the myopia from googling gets too bad, that might be necessary. Also if I were more systematised it would be easier to find where the origin of the visual memories could be located.
As an amateur, wishing to make a perfect buy is akin to hopeing to win lotto, unless one has a hotline to God. And as an atheist that definitely won't work!
So my Dalian appeals to me for reasons that it that it will not appeal to others and I did think it could be Italian, che sarà sarà.
It will be wonderful to be bang on one day but it could be a long time coming and I can look forward to proving, one day, that one swallow can make a summer!! [When summers don't happen and swallows get confused]
Mind that is part of the human condition, being in the now is harder.