As I mentioned earlier, there was cross fertilisation and WM would have made / helped make the PP weights.
I seem to recall two series of 12 weights PP1-PP12 and PP13-24.
Rosette Fleming is a very fine Caithness lampworker (according to Frank's Scottish glass site, trained by Allan Scott .
WM Junior was a very good glass maker on his own and would have been involved in the making of these weights.
Thanks MJR for the information. I gather that the thread got a tad off-topic. Anyway, I am always interested in hearing that a woman is involved in the making of any paperweights, which has mostly been a male-dominated industry/art form. It was good to read about Ms. Fleming. Some other information may have been lost due to pulled posts.
So, can we clarify and certify the mythology and intent of Phoenix Paperweights? The name, of course, comes from the mythological bird that rose again, which seems to imply that Phoenix Paperweights rose from something failed.
Therefore, is the assumption correct that it was NOT created as an off-shoot of, or a reaction to, the closed Perthshire factory? Or was it? Did William Manson, Sr. see an opportunity to take on a couple of, or a few, people from Perthshire and create a mini-studio within his own studio?
Looking at my own two new Phoenix works and seeing photos of others, especially MJR's beauties, there's no doubt that these paperweights are of the highest quality. Of course, these Phoenix creations and the intrique surrounding their manufacture add to the fascinating puzzle that is the glass paperweight.