The name Xiya is identified as Jin Shaofang, also known as Jin Xiya, who was active during the early 20th century. He was skilled in calligraphy and excelled in bamboo carving, especially fan-frames; cf. Chinese Bamboo Carving, Part II, Hong Kong, 1982, pp. 54-55. For an example of his work, see lot 1306 in the present sale, also from the Dexinshuwu Collection.