Gold splashed vases of this form appear to be an early Qing innovation. See a related ovoid form vessel, cast with a six-character Kangxi reign mark on its base, illustrated in Robert D. Mowry, China’s Renaissance in Bronze, Phoenix, 1994, pl. 34, from the Robert H. Clague collection. See also a gold-splashed archaistic vase decorated with dragons, illustrated in The Minor Arts of China, Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1983, p. 40, no. 51, and sold in these rooms, 8th April 2013, lot 137, from the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat collection.