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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
HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 2 BLUE CUPS HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 2 BLUE CUPS $14.99 1h 11m
Harlequin Medium Green(?) 8-3/4 Harlequin Medium Green(?) 8-3/4" Vegetable Bowl - Homer Laughlin Co. - Minty !!! $29.99 1h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups $16.00 3h 34m
OLD VTG 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA OLD VTG 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA $16.99 4h 7m
Old Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE COFFEE CUP FIESTA Old Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE COFFEE CUP FIESTA $18.99 4h 7m
VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA $34.99 4h 7m
Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Yellow Ball Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Yellow Ball Water Pitcher $18.00 5h 14m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 piece lot cup saucer mixed colors Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 piece lot cup saucer mixed colors $40.00 5h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 3 piece lot 36 Oatmeal Bowl Bread plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 3 piece lot 36 Oatmeal Bowl Bread plate $30.00 5h 34m
Vintage Yellow Harlequin Gravy Boat Harlequin HLCC Yellow Sauce Boat Vintage Yellow Harlequin Gravy Boat Harlequin HLCC Yellow Sauce Boat $18.00 6h 15m
2 1939 VINTAGE YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN  SALAD / DESSERT PLATES FIESTA 2 1939 VINTAGE YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN SALAD / DESSERT PLATES FIESTA $12.99 6h 36m
5 Harlequin Animals, Maverick Cat, Fish, Lamb, Donkey & Penguin, Gold & White,#1 5 Harlequin Animals, Maverick Cat, Fish, Lamb, Donkey & Penguin, Gold & White,#1 $99.00 6h 46m
VINTAGE  HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED 8 3/4 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED 8 3/4" ROUND SERVING VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA $34.99 6h 56m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow Duck Animal Figurine ~~ RARE!! Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow Duck Animal Figurine ~~ RARE!! 0 $88.88 8h 30m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate 222484 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate 222484 $5.99 8h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Creamer Perfect Condition Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Creamer Perfect Condition $20.00 9h
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Covered Sugar Bowl Perfect Condition Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Covered Sugar Bowl Perfect Condition $24.95 9h 3m
Vintage Harlequin Rose/Pink Covered Sugar Bowl and Creamer, Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Rose/Pink Covered Sugar Bowl and Creamer, Homer Laughlin $25.00 9h 5m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Rose 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Rose 11" Oval Platter (1939-1959) - Fiestaware $9.75 9h 11m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Gray ( Grey ) 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Gray ( Grey ) 11" Oval Platter (1950-1959) - Fiestaware $15.00 9h 22m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE (OLDER) 11 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE (OLDER) 11 1/4" Oval Serving Platter 6694083 $15.99 9h 24m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Spruce 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Spruce 11" Oval Platter (1936-1942) - Fiestaware $12.50 9h 27m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Light Green 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Light Green 11" Oval Platter (1942-1952) - Fiestaware $14.50 9h 46m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Turquoise 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Turquoise 11" Oval Platter (1939-1959) - Fiestaware $9.50 9h 54m
Vintage Rose Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 inch Luncheon Plate Very Nice Vintage Rose Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 inch Luncheon Plate Very Nice $7.00 10h 10m
VTG 3 pc HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue Dinner Plate Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin VTG 3 pc HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue Dinner Plate Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin $25.00 11h 38m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Mini Ball Jug Novelty Cream Pitcher Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Mini Ball Jug Novelty Cream Pitcher $29.99 12h 37m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Only One Vintage Fiesta Harlequin, Salt or Pepper Shaker, Only One $8.00 13h 39m
HARLEQUIN YELLOW (older) by HOMER LAUGHLIN Round Vegetable Bowl Nappy 8 3/4 HARLEQUIN YELLOW (older) by HOMER LAUGHLIN Round Vegetable Bowl Nappy 8 3/4" 0 $22.95 14h 26m
Harlequin Penguin in Org  Color maroon Rare Harlequin Penguin in Org Color maroon Rare 1 $88.88 15h 26m
2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Art Deco Nut Bowls 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Art Deco Nut Bowls $36.50 17h 13m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cups Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cups $15.00 1d 17m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Salt/Pepper Shakers Excellent shape Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Salt/Pepper Shakers Excellent shape 0 $12.00 1d 55m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Creamer Homer Laughlin Excellent condition Vintage Harlequin Rose Creamer Homer Laughlin Excellent condition 0 $15.00 1d 1h 20m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey BASE for Round Covered Casserole Bowl HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey BASE for Round Covered Casserole Bowl 0 $20.00 1d 3h 26m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER #4WA VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER #4WA $10.00 1d 5h 29m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW SUGAR BOWL WITH LID #8U7 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW SUGAR BOWL WITH LID #8U7 $12.00 1d 5h 35m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Coffee Cup Buying One $3.83 1d 5h 55m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Coffee Cup Buying One $3.83 1d 5h 55m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Coffee Cup Buying One $3.83 1d 5h 55m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Grey Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Grey Coffee Cup Buying One $3.83 1d 5h 55m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cup Buying One $3.83 1d 5h 55m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Coffee Cup Buying One $4.68 1d 5h 55m
Vintage Harlequin Gray Gravy Boat Harlequin Grey Vintage Sauce Boat Vintage Harlequin Gray Gravy Boat Harlequin Grey Vintage Sauce Boat $27.00 1d 6h 2m
Three Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups  Green, Yellow, Rose Three Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups Green, Yellow, Rose $20.00 1d 6h 17m
Harlequin By Homer Laughlin Gravy/Sauce Boat, Light Grey, No Chips Or Cracks Harlequin By Homer Laughlin Gravy/Sauce Boat, Light Grey, No Chips Or Cracks $10.99 1d 6h 50m
Antique Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Dishes - 83 Items - Chip-free Antique Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Dishes - 83 Items - Chip-free 0 $700.00 1d 7h 34m
Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Small Bowl Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Small Bowl 0 $15.00 1d 7h 49m
Harlequin by Homer Laughlin dinnerware Harlequin by Homer Laughlin dinnerware 2 $50.00 1d 8h 12m
Vintage 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Antique Rose Bread Plate Pottery China Vintage 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Antique Rose Bread Plate Pottery China $5.96 1d 8h 14m
Vintage 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Yellow Salad Plate Pottery China Vintage 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Yellow Salad Plate Pottery China $5.96 1d 8h 14m
Vintage 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Coral Salad Plate Pottery China Vintage 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Coral Salad Plate Pottery China $5.96 1d 8h 14m
VTG 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Antique Rose Cereal Salad Bowl Pottery China VTG 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Antique Rose Cereal Salad Bowl Pottery China $7.46 1d 8h 14m
Harlequin Vintage Style LILAC Pie Bird Deco Duck Small Fiesta Pottery Companion Harlequin Vintage Style LILAC Pie Bird Deco Duck Small Fiesta Pottery Companion $16.75 1d 8h 18m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue/Green Casserole Serving Dish Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue/Green Casserole Serving Dish $99.99 1d 9h 40m
A Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Individual Salad Bowl A Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Individual Salad Bowl $39.00 1d 9h 48m
A Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Individual Salad Bowl A Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Individual Salad Bowl $29.00 1d 9h 49m
A Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl A Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl $29.00 1d 9h 50m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 6 1/4 Plate Yellow Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 6 1/4 Plate Yellow 0 $6.00 1d 10h 42m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Covered Butter Dish Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Covered Butter Dish $85.00 1d 11h 3m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Nut Dish Orange With Basket Weave Pattern Homer Laughlin Harlequin Nut Dish Orange With Basket Weave Pattern $19.99 1d 11h 26m
Harlequin Yellow Solid Handle Style Sugar Bowl Bottom (Fiesta Family) Harlequin Yellow Solid Handle Style Sugar Bowl Bottom (Fiesta Family) $7.50 1d 11h 47m
Fiesta - Vintage Harlequin Rose 13 Fiesta - Vintage Harlequin Rose 13" Oval Platter (1939 - 1959) - Fiestaware $17.50 1d 12h 27m
Lot of 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Fiestaware Lot of 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Fiestaware $19.50 1d 12h 30m
Fiesta HLC Harlequin Vintage Set of 2 Deep Plate Bowls - Fiestaware Fiesta HLC Harlequin Vintage Set of 2 Deep Plate Bowls - Fiestaware $22.00 1d 12h 31m
2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups Turquoise Blue Green Art Deco 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups Turquoise Blue Green Art Deco $15.25 1d 12h 45m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose 36s Bowl (1940-1959) - Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose 36s Bowl (1940-1959) - Fiesta $16.50 1d 13h 43m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Turquoise 36s Bowl (1939-1959) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Turquoise 36s Bowl (1939-1959) - Fiestaware $9.95 1d 13h 46m
Fiesta - Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose 8 3/4 Fiesta - Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose 8 3/4" Nappy Bowl - Fiestaware $12.95 1d 13h 47m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin ( Mauve ) Blue Water Tumbler (1938-1950) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Harlequin ( Mauve ) Blue Water Tumbler (1938-1950) - Fiestaware $19.00 1d 13h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Water Tumbler - Fiestaware (1940 - 1943) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Water Tumbler - Fiestaware (1940 - 1943) $21.75 1d 13h 50m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose Gravy Sauce Boat (1939-1959) - Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose Gravy Sauce Boat (1939-1959) - Fiesta $9.95 1d 13h 50m
Fiesta Lot of 4 Vintage HLC Harlequin 9 Fiesta Lot of 4 Vintage HLC Harlequin 9" Lunch Plates - Turquoise $19.50 1d 13h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Lot of 3 Deep Plate Bowls - Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Lot of 3 Deep Plate Bowls - Fiestaware $28.00 1d 13h 52m
Fiesta Lot of 4 Vintage HLC Harlequin 9 Fiesta Lot of 4 Vintage HLC Harlequin 9" Lunch Plates - Gray & Rose $24.50 1d 13h 57m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Ware USA Pottery China Art Deco TEAPOT Yellow HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Ware USA Pottery China Art Deco TEAPOT Yellow 0 $19.99 1d 14h 10m
Harlequin Teacups Saucers Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Yellow Vintage Harlequin Teacups Saucers Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Yellow Vintage 0 $29.99 1d 15h 10m
SIX (6) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN SIX (6) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN "HARLEQUIN" RED PAT 4 1/4" TALL, 9 OZ. TUMBLERS $476.00 1d 15h 21m
24 pc Lot Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dish Plate Bowl Teacup Set 24 pc Lot Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dish Plate Bowl Teacup Set $229.00 1d 17h 49m
Vintage Harlequin Yellow Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta  HLC Vintage Harlequin Yellow Cream Soup Bowl Fiesta HLC 0 $10.00 1d 23h 48m
2 HOMER LAUGHLIN - HARLEQUIN - LIGHT GREEN LUNCHEON PLATE - 9 1/4 2 HOMER LAUGHLIN - HARLEQUIN - LIGHT GREEN LUNCHEON PLATE - 9 1/4" $3.99 2d 49m
2 HOMER LAUGHLIN - HARLEQUIN - YELLOW PLATES 71/2 2 HOMER LAUGHLIN - HARLEQUIN - YELLOW PLATES 71/2" $2.99 2d 49m
HOMER LAUGLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE COLOR CUP & SAUCER SET HOMER LAUGLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE COLOR CUP & SAUCER SET $3.99 2d 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Periwinkle Blue Oval Platter  13.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Periwinkle Blue Oval Platter 13.5" 0 $7.50 2d 1h 33m
3 Rose Harlequin Dinner Plates 9 1/4 3 Rose Harlequin Dinner Plates 9 1/4" 0 $3.00 2d 2h 33m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN ROSE CREAMER AND SUGAR VINTAGE HARLEQUIN ROSE CREAMER AND SUGAR $20.00 2d 4h 14m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin 7.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin 7.5" Individual Salad Bowl Rose $19.99 2d 5h 47m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Red Basketweave Nut Dish (1938 - 1943) - Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Red Basketweave Nut Dish (1938 - 1943) - Fiestaware $19.50 2d 6h 1m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Novelty Ball Creamer Cream Pitcher Rose Pink Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Novelty Ball Creamer Cream Pitcher Rose Pink $38.99 2d 6h 24m
Vintage Harlequin Maroon Sugar Lid (Fiesta Family) Homer Laughlin China Co Vintage Harlequin Maroon Sugar Lid (Fiesta Family) Homer Laughlin China Co $18.80 2d 7h 52m
vintage harlequin pottery Service Water Pitcher Turquoise  vintage harlequin pottery Service Water Pitcher Turquoise  0 $6.95 2d 8h 51m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW SAUCER VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW SAUCER $7.95 2d 10h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Colored Gravy Boat Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Colored Gravy Boat 0 $8.75 2d 11h 25m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Original Turqoise Cup & Saucer Set of 2 VTG Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Original Turqoise Cup & Saucer Set of 2 VTG 0 $8.49 2d 11h 57m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Round Rose Platter Homer Laughlin Harlequin Round Rose Platter 0 $25.00 2d 12h 1m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* YELLOW * 11 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* YELLOW * 11 1/4" OVAL PLATTER* $12.00 2d 12h 41m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 11 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 11 1/4" OVAL PLATTER* $15.00 2d 12h 41m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5" 36 S/OATMEAL BOWL* #1* $18.00 2d 12h 41m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5" 36 S/OATMEAL BOWL* #2* $10.00 2d 12h 41m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 1/4 In Serving Platter Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 1/4 In Serving Platter Yellow 0 $8.00 2d 13h 10m

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