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Marie (Marica) Waltl (b. 1876) was an artist from Prague who married a sculptor named Karl Wilfert Jr. She specialized in painting and design, and began working with the Loetz glass works in 1905, maintaining her contact with them into the 1920s. Her designs were made in very small numbers and some were designed for the firm, some were used by her in exhibitions, and she would also sell to acquaintances in the Women Artist Club in Prague (source: Loetz Series II Paper Patterns for Glass, Jitka Lnenickova). This one is production number (PN) II-3900, ca. 1906. These early versions of "Schaumglas" differ significantly from the Schaumglas produced by the glass works in the 1930s, and they don't show up often.