Inscription: Signed, dated and inscribed (bottom of foot, outer edge): Y. Ohira - Mo L. Serena 1/1 unico Thursday 5 November' 1998 'acqua alta di Venezia; (bottom of foot, center): [Japanese characters]
the artist (1998–99; gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part IV: 1975-2000," June 25, 2001–January 6, 2002, no catalogue.
Jane Adlin in "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1999-2000." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 58 (Fall 2000), p. 70, ill. (color).