Xiaomei was the courtesy name of Wang Su (1794-1877). His name appears on a number of Yangzhou-school snuff bottles, a few of which bear dates. For a discussion of the artist, and updated information on the Yangzhou school, see H. Moss and S. Sargent, “The World in a Bottle in the World at the End of the Qing Empire: Part 2, Yangzhou Overlay Glass,” Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Spring 2011, pp. 22-29. The authors also note and illustrate bottles on which the inscription reads “made for Xiaomei” and conclude that he was most likely a patron for this group. For a bottle with such an inscription, Xiaomei and wan (together meaning 'A Plaything for Xiaomei’) see Moss, Grahm, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Hong Kong, 2002, Volume 5, Part 3, pp. 776-778, no. 1046.