I recently purchased the first of these two vases after falling in love with the pattern, known as Fuji-yama and has a very different makers mark to other Bisto ware - a chinese style circle mark with the words:
BISTO KOREA VASES
The second vase, a flo-blue version of the same pattern, was given to me on my birthday by my partner - and i love it.
Sometimes, life doesn't turn out the way you expected. And sometimes, it is exactly as it was 'meant' to be. But whilst i'm not a believer in fate or fatalism, I do believe that life is a both a learning experience and an obstacle course to be climbed and clambered over in the most creative way possible! In doing so, you'll get to where you should be even if it's not where you'd imagined.