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Harlequin Dinnerware

The Homer Laughlin China Company has produced numerous lines of kitchenware beyond their well-known Fiesta ware line. In an effort to sell products to new markets, they introduced a less expensive dinnerware. Although it was first listed on company records in , Harlequin was not actively introduced for public sale until 1938. Harlequin was also designed by the company's potter wizard Frederick Hurten Rhead.

Harlequin dinnerware was sold without trademark through the dime store chain F.W. Woolworth Company exclusively until . During the 1950's, Woolworth's sold it as both open stock and in starter sets. A starter set, according to brochures, consisted of 4 9 1/4" luncheon plates, 4 cups, 4 saucers, 4 5 1/2 " sauce dishes (aka fruit bowl). A starter set in the 1957 Woolworth's Christmas catalog sold for $3.98, an increase from $3.49 in the 1955 catalog. ¹

Over its lifespan, it was produced in twelve different glazes. The original colors were mauve blue, yellow, spruce green and maroon. The maroon is unique, and officially referred to as red. In the 1940s, HLC added red, rose, turquoise and light green. The 1950s ushered in the colors forest green, chartreuse, medium green and gray.

Harlequin proved very popular and sold throughout the 1950's. Official records indicate the line was discontinued in 1964. Woolworth offered a reissue of Herlequin from 1979 to 1982. The newer issue utilized turquoise, coral, yellow and a variation on medium green.

Identifying Harlequin

Harlequin was never marked, except for its 1979 reissue. So in order to identify a Harlequin piece, one must compare weight, size and colors.

Harlequin Green Reissued light green | Medium Green
The following pieces for Fiesta Harlequin were produced:
  • 10", 9", 7" and 6" plates
  • 8" soup plate
  • 9" nappy
  • salt and pepper shakers
  • covered casserole
  • double egg cup
  • teacup and saucer
  • creamer, regular
  • sugar bowl with lid
  • 11" platter
  • 5½ fruit bowl
  • 4½ tumbler
HLC Vintage Harlequin Lot - MAUVE BLUE - Hard To Find - Bowls + Cup/Saucer HLC Vintage Harlequin Lot - MAUVE BLUE - Hard To Find - Bowls + Cup/Saucer $24.99 3h 49m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rim Soup Bowl - Rose Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rim Soup Bowl - Rose $17.99 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy/ Sauce Boat - Rose Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy/ Sauce Boat - Rose $8.95 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 3  Cream Soup Bowls  - Yellow & Turquoise Homer Laughlin Harlequin 3 Cream Soup Bowls - Yellow & Turquoise $29.95 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Cereal / Oatmeal Bowls  - Turquoise Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Cereal / Oatmeal Bowls - Turquoise $19.99 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 Luncheon Plates - Green, Rose, Turquoise Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 Luncheon Plates - Green, Rose, Turquoise $21.95 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Cups & Saucers - Rose & Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Cups & Saucers - Rose & Yellow $18.95 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Rose Cups & 2 Yellow Saucers Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Rose Cups & 2 Yellow Saucers $18.95 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 4 Cups & Saucers - Turquoise Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 4 Cups & Saucers - Turquoise $19.95 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 4 Bread & Butter Plates  - Turquoise Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 4 Bread & Butter Plates - Turquoise $11.95 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11" Oval Platter - Yellow $10.25 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Oval Vegetable Bowl - Turquoise Homer Laughlin Harlequin Oval Vegetable Bowl - Turquoise $21.95 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11" Oval Platter - Rose $10.25 4h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 7 Salad/Dessert Plates  - Rose/ Dusty Rose Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 7 Salad/Dessert Plates - Rose/ Dusty Rose $17.95 4h 10m
Vintage Homer Laughlin  HARLEQUIN  Turquoise Creamer  c.1938 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Creamer c.1938 $9.99 5h 28m
RARE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer In Maroon Color RARE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer In Maroon Color $55.00 6h 51m
Vintage HARLEQUIN China CUP Fiesta, Turquoise Blue, 2 3/4 Vintage HARLEQUIN China CUP Fiesta, Turquoise Blue, 2 3/4" High $7.00 7h 58m
HARLEQUIN NUT DISH HARLEQUIN NUT DISH $10.00 9h 20m
Vintage Harlequin Teacup and saucer Medium Green reissue HLCC fiesta Vintage Harlequin Teacup and saucer Medium Green reissue HLCC fiesta $17.00 10h 9m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose Gravy Sauce Boat (1939-1959) - Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose Gravy Sauce Boat (1939-1959) - Fiesta $13.50 10h 19m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Lot 4 HARLEQUIN 7.5 HOMER LAUGHLIN Lot 4 HARLEQUIN 7.5" SALAD SIDE PLATES So Fiesta! 2 Colors Left $76.00 13h 22m
HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA - HARLEQUIN - ROSE - LUNCHEON & BREAD PLATES HOMER LAUGHLIN CHINA - HARLEQUIN - ROSE - LUNCHEON & BREAD PLATES $19.95 13h 42m
HARLEQUIN CASSEROLE LID IN YELLOW HARLEQUIN CASSEROLE LID IN YELLOW 0 $19.99 15h 8m
VINTAGE HORMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW BOWL/PLANTER VINTAGE HORMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW BOWL/PLANTER $28.99 15h 24m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN BY HOMER LAUGHLIN CUP AND SAUCER SET- YELLOW VINTAGE HARLEQUIN BY HOMER LAUGHLIN CUP AND SAUCER SET- YELLOW $6.59 15h 31m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN BY HOMER LAUGHLIN CUP AND SAUCER SET - TURQUOISE VINTAGE HARLEQUIN BY HOMER LAUGHLIN CUP AND SAUCER SET - TURQUOISE $6.59 15h 34m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CUP AND SAUCER SET - TURQUOISE VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CUP AND SAUCER SET - TURQUOISE $6.59 15h 36m
2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN COFFEE / TEA CUPS - ROSE COLOR 2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN COFFEE / TEA CUPS - ROSE COLOR $11.04 15h 49m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CORAL ROUND PLATTER 12¼ HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CORAL ROUND PLATTER 12¼" $14.99 16h 26m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer - Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer - Fiesta $4.50 17h 56m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN TEAPOT/MAUVE/BLUE (NEAR MINT)! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TEAPOT/MAUVE/BLUE (NEAR MINT)! 0 $79.00 18h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Harlequin Cup & Saucer Set (Cat.#7A048) Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Harlequin Cup & Saucer Set (Cat.#7A048) $9.20 19h 11m
Old Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE COFFEE CUP FIESTA Old Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE COFFEE CUP FIESTA $19.99 19h 38m
VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA $17.49 19h 38m
OLD VTG 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA OLD VTG 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA $17.49 19h 38m
Harlequin grey vintage 13 Harlequin grey vintage 13" oval platter by Homer Laughlin company $13.20 1d 8h 34m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Sugar Bowl Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Sugar Bowl $4.95 1d 8h 45m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Sugar Bowl & Creamer Set Light Turq. Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Sugar Bowl & Creamer Set Light Turq. $18.00 1d 8h 56m
Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Dinner Plates (5) Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Dinner Plates (5) $49.99 1d 9h 24m
8 Pc Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow & Rose Cup Cups & Saucer Saucers 8 Pc Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow & Rose Cup Cups & Saucer Saucers $35.00 1d 10h 25m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Cup and Saucer $9.99 1d 10h 26m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Marmalade Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Marmalade $399.00 1d 10h 27m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Round Rose Platter Homer Laughlin Harlequin Round Rose Platter $25.00 1d 10h 28m
Vintage Harlequin Red Water Service Jug Homer Laughlin Ball Pitcher E846 Vintage Harlequin Red Water Service Jug Homer Laughlin Ball Pitcher E846 $39.20 1d 11h 11m
Homer Laughlin/Harlequin Tumbler Homer Laughlin/Harlequin Tumbler 0 $12.50 1d 11h 27m
HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 2 YELLOW CUP & SAUCERS HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 2 YELLOW CUP & SAUCERS $14.99 1d 14h 51m
Homer Laughlin Homer Laughlin "Harlequin" Chartreuse Teapot w/ lid-EUC- POOR MAN'S FIESTA 11 $65.99 1d 16h 20m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Older Flat Cup Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Older Flat Cup $9.97 1d 16h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue Serving Platter and Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue Serving Platter and Bowl $10.99 1d 16h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Cup and Saucer $4.99 1d 16h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Salad Plate 7 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Salad Plate 7 1/4" $4.99 1d 16h 28m
Harlequin medium green tea cup Harlequin medium green tea cup $8.95 1d 16h 41m
HLC...HARLEQUIN 1950's DARK GREEN casserole with lid HLC...HARLEQUIN 1950's DARK GREEN casserole with lid $35.95 1d 16h 44m
Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Rose Pink | 2 3/4 Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Rose Pink | 2 3/4" t | Fast Ship $9.99 1d 17h 42m
Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Pink Rose | 2 3/4 Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Pink Rose | 2 3/4" t | Fast Ship $9.99 1d 17h 48m
Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Yellow | 2 3/4 Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Yellow | 2 3/4" t | Fast Ship $9.99 1d 17h 55m
Four Vintage Homer Laughlin Four Vintage Homer Laughlin "Harlequin" Plates/Platter $16.99 1d 18h 3m
OLD VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA HARLEQUIN  PATTERN 3 PIECES PINK ROSE OLD VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA HARLEQUIN PATTERN 3 PIECES PINK ROSE $39.95 1d 18h 16m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Fiestaware,Red Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Fiestaware,Red $22.49 1d 18h 23m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Yellow, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Yellow, Nice $26.99 1d 18h 23m
Harlequin, Vintage, Fiesta, Antique, Homer Laughlin, 7 Harlequin, Vintage, Fiesta, Antique, Homer Laughlin, 7" plate, Rose, Nice $7.65 1d 18h 23m
Harlequin, Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, 6 Harlequin, Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, 6" plate, Bread Plate, Turquoise $6.07 1d 18h 23m
HLC Pottery Harlequin Maverick Gold Penguin Figurine HLC Pottery Harlequin Maverick Gold Penguin Figurine $39.97 1d 19h 6m
4 Piece VTG Harlequin Homer Laughlin Serving Dishes Serveware Lot Forest Green 4 Piece VTG Harlequin Homer Laughlin Serving Dishes Serveware Lot Forest Green 0 $49.00 1d 19h 54m
Two Rose Harlequin Salad Bowls Two Rose Harlequin Salad Bowls $20.00 1d 20h 16m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  DESSERT  PLATE  ===   8  AVAILABLE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED DESSERT PLATE === 8 AVAILABLE $9.99 2d 4h 54m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  FRUIT  BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED FRUIT BOWL $9.99 2d 4h 54m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  ORIGINAL  RED  NUT  DISH HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD ORIGINAL RED NUT DISH $19.99 2d 4h 54m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  LUNCHEON  PLATE  ===   8  AVAILABLE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED LUNCHEON PLATE === 8 AVAILABLE $14.99 2d 4h 54m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Sugar Bowl - No Lid Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Sugar Bowl - No Lid $9.00 2d 6h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Rose Pink Fruit Bowl Berry Bowl 5.75 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Rose Pink Fruit Bowl Berry Bowl 5.75" 0 $3.50 2d 8h 42m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Gravy Boat Rose Harlequin Homer Laughlin Gravy Boat Rose $2.99 2d 9h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red / Orange Creamer Excellent Condition Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red / Orange Creamer Excellent Condition $30.00 2d 9h 56m
Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Individual Toy Creamer Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Individual Toy Creamer $25.00 2d 11h 36m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Teacup (1959 ONLY) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Teacup (1959 ONLY) - Fiestaware $7.75 2d 11h 38m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Ball Jug Small Pitcher FIESTA Creamer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Ball Jug Small Pitcher FIESTA Creamer 1 $14.99 2d 12h 21m
Vintage Art Deco  Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turqoise Gravy Boat Vintage Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turqoise Gravy Boat $10.56 2d 12h 25m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ball Ice Jug Pitcher Bright Yellow 8 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ball Ice Jug Pitcher Bright Yellow 8" 0 $9.99 2d 13h 16m
Harlequin Fiesta -  Homer Laughlin  Harlequin Fiesta - Homer Laughlin " Turquoise Blue " CUP & SAUCER Set $8.99 2d 13h 17m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Fiesta  CORAL Salad Bowl 1950's Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Fiesta CORAL Salad Bowl 1950's $8.99 2d 13h 17m
Six Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Assorted Color Coffee Tea Cups Six Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Assorted Color Coffee Tea Cups $17.99 2d 13h 58m
DECO VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CREAMER & 2 LUNCH PLATES 7 DECO VINTAGE FIESTA HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CREAMER & 2 LUNCH PLATES 7" NR $12.00 2d 14h 4m
Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Cereal Bowl Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Cereal Bowl $16.00 2d 14h 19m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Sugar Bowl No Lid Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Sugar Bowl No Lid $9.99 2d 15h 17m
1936 SPRUCE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN PATTERN 80oz WATER PITCHER FIESTA 1936 SPRUCE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN PATTERN 80oz WATER PITCHER FIESTA $54.99 2d 16h 3m
VINTAGE RED/ORANGE BALL JUG WATER PITCHER - HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN - LOVELY!! VINTAGE RED/ORANGE BALL JUG WATER PITCHER - HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN - LOVELY!! 0 $49.00 2d 16h 30m
Tangerine Harlequin Egg Cup By Homer Laughlin Tangerine Harlequin Egg Cup By Homer Laughlin $35.00 2d 16h 42m
Tangerine Harlequin Egg Cup By Homer Laughlin Tangerine Harlequin Egg Cup By Homer Laughlin $40.00 2d 16h 43m
Old Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Green Teapot Old Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Green Teapot 0 $35.00 2d 16h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Nut Dish FREE SHIPPING Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Nut Dish FREE SHIPPING 0 $19.95 2d 17h 5m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED HARLEQUIN COVERED CASSEROLE/BEAUTIFUL! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED HARLEQUIN COVERED CASSEROLE/BEAUTIFUL! 0 $65.00 2d 17h 53m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED HARLEQUIN TEAPOT/ (NEAR MINT)! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN RED HARLEQUIN TEAPOT/ (NEAR MINT)! 0 $99.00 2d 17h 57m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN  MAROON HARLEQUIN 22-OZ JUG (NEAR MINT)! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN MAROON HARLEQUIN 22-OZ JUG (NEAR MINT)! 1 $59.00 2d 18h 4m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN SPRUCE 22-OZ JUG (NEAR MINT)! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN SPRUCE 22-OZ JUG (NEAR MINT)! 0 $59.00 2d 18h 6m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Water Tumbler 1950s Older No Mark 9 oz Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Water Tumbler 1950s Older No Mark 9 oz 0 $29.99 2d 18h 48m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Green Water Tumbler 1950s Older No Mark 9 oz Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Green Water Tumbler 1950s Older No Mark 9 oz 0 $29.99 2d 18h 51m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Water Tumbler 1950s Older No Backstamp 9 oz Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Water Tumbler 1950s Older No Backstamp 9 oz 0 $24.99 2d 18h 53m
Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Double Egg Cup Older 1950s No Backstamp Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Double Egg Cup Older 1950s No Backstamp 0 $24.99 2d 18h 55m
Lot of 4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Vintage Bowls & Plates - Fiestaware Lot of 4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Vintage Bowls & Plates - Fiestaware 0 $9.95 2d 19h 15m
Vintage HARLEQUIN Salt & Pepper Shakers Homer Laughlin YELLOW - MINT!! Vintage HARLEQUIN Salt & Pepper Shakers Homer Laughlin YELLOW - MINT!! $28.99 2d 19h 57m

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