In a turn of events that can only be described as serendipitous, I can now add a newfound ornate hidden-clasp bracelet to the list of 1930s Mystery Maker designs – and a new necklace as well.
This is a newly discovered pattern from the Mystery Maker, in trim geometric lines of black over the brass metal flat mesh bracelet which is 7 ¼” long and 5/8” wide. The clasp is marked Pat.Pend. exactly like the other designs shown in Part Two of what’s rapidly becoming a “patterned mesh series”!
This is the fourth ornate-hidden-clasp design found and the first one discovered on a bracelet; the other bracelet made to match one of these necklaces (at the end of Part Two) was given their usual smooth-centered box clasp. Since I seem to be giving these clasp designs my own arbitrary names, how about “Floral Square Pyramid” for this one? 😉
Thanks once again to Maejean Vintage whose shop has offered several other Mystery Maker items in the past!
And here is another newfound pattern, this time on one of the fascinating front clasp necklaces. This clasp is the one I’ve dubbed the “Deco Square Pyramid”, as seen at the start of the Part Two post. This is an intricate multicolor design in blue, green, and red with thin black lines similar to those on the bracelet shown above. The necklace is approximately 14″ long and has the 3/8″ wide mesh chain.
Kudos to Briannelee of Phoenix and Co. for the great photos of the clasp, especially the one showing the Pat.Pend. stamps on the reverse.
An important note: There is an online seller erroneously attributing these necklaces to Jakob Bengel. That attribution is incorrect.
If you have any information about this jewelry or photographs of examples that do not yet appear in this blog series, I would be delighted to include them in a future post! Please use the Contact Form on the About the Chatsworth Lady page.