Inscription: Signed and inscribed (bottom): Emile Gallé /Nancy / no. 281 [bee incised]
Edward C . Moore Jr., New York (by 1926–d. 1937); his brother, John C. Moore, New York (1937–40; his gift to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "La Belle Époque," December 6, 1982–September 4, 1983, unnum. checklist (p. 17).
C. L[ouise]. A[very]. "Notes." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 36 (March 1941), p. 78.