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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
Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Salad Bowl & Mauve Blue Creamer Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Salad Bowl & Mauve Blue Creamer 0 $21.50 1h 1m
3 Pc Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Rose Pink Cup Saucer Dessert Plate 3 Pc Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Rose Pink Cup Saucer Dessert Plate 0 $10.00 1h 9m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Round Rose Platter Homer Laughlin Harlequin Round Rose Platter $25.00 1h 56m
Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE 5.5 Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE 5.5" Berry DESSERT BOWLS Lot of 8 $35.99 3h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl 7-3/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl 7-3/8" $24.50 4h 1m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Rhythm 7” Plates ~ Harlequin Yellow Homer Laughlin Fiesta Rhythm 7” Plates ~ Harlequin Yellow $35.00 11h 25m
Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Blue Individual Creamer Mint Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Blue Individual Creamer Mint $27.50 13h 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin BRIGHT YELLOW . Platter  Rings Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin BRIGHT YELLOW . Platter Rings 0 $19.99 14h 32m
a Lot of 4 ~ Green Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups a Lot of 4 ~ Green Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups $12.95 14h 36m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Mauve Blue 7 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Mauve Blue 7" Salad Dessert Plates Lot of 8 0 $5.00 14h 52m
Harlequin rose 6 1/2 Harlequin rose 6 1/2" oatmeal bowl by Homer Laughlin $10.00 15h
Harlequin grey vintage 13 Harlequin grey vintage 13" oval platter by Homer Laughlin company $13.20 15h 1m
Lot of 8 Vintage Harlequin 6 Lot of 8 Vintage Harlequin 6" Bread & Butter Plates Homer Laughlin China 0 $10.00 15h 6m
 Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Salt or Pepper Shaker Yellow Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Salt or Pepper Shaker Yellow 0 $9.99 15h 27m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Tea Cup & Saucer Set of 4 Vintage Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Tea Cup & Saucer Set of 4 Vintage Fiestaware 0 $13.00 15h 39m
Set of 2Fiestaware Vintage Harlequin Yellow (started in 1936) Tumbler CHIPPED Set of 2Fiestaware Vintage Harlequin Yellow (started in 1936) Tumbler CHIPPED 0 $9.99 15h 53m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Novelty Ball Creamer Cream Pitcher Rose Pink Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Novelty Ball Creamer Cream Pitcher Rose Pink $35.99 16h 30m
HLC Harlequin Fiesta 36s Oatmeal Bowl Rose Vintage Homer Laughlin HLC Harlequin Fiesta 36s Oatmeal Bowl Rose Vintage Homer Laughlin $21.99 16h 34m
Harlequin Cream Soup Bowls Rose Set of Two Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cream Soup Bowls Rose Set of Two Homer Laughlin 0 $22.00 16h 46m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Single Coffee Cup Yellow Older 1936-1959 MPN651 9 oz Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Single Coffee Cup Yellow Older 1936-1959 MPN651 9 oz $3.95 16h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ball Pitcher Mauve Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ball Pitcher Mauve $29.00 17h 24m
Vintage 1930's Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Colored Dessert Plate Fiesta U.S.A. Vintage 1930's Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Colored Dessert Plate Fiesta U.S.A. $12.99 18h 2m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Double Egg Cup Rose Mauve Eggcup Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Double Egg Cup Rose Mauve Eggcup Vintage 0 $19.99 19h 41m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE DOUBLE EGG CUP VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE DOUBLE EGG CUP 0 $9.99 19h 44m
Harlequin Individual Spruce Green Creamer Vintage Harlequin Individual Spruce Green Creamer Vintage 0 $24.99 19h 51m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN VINTAGE ROUND ROSE PLATTER OVER 12 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN VINTAGE ROUND ROSE PLATTER OVER 12" $22.00 22h 7m
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 $149.00 22h 7m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ice Lip Pitcher - Bright Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ice Lip Pitcher - Bright Yellow $33.95 22h 43m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware " 4 Bread Plates " $27.99 23h 17m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups  Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups "3 Pink " Cups Only $12.99 23h 24m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups  Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups "1 Blue, 1Grey " Cups Only $10.99 23h 26m
Vintage Harlequin Cup Chartreuse Green Homer Laughlin China 1950's coffee Vintage Harlequin Cup Chartreuse Green Homer Laughlin China 1950's coffee $7.99 23h 41m
Vintage HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER ~ Homer Laughlin Vintage HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER ~ Homer Laughlin $7.99 23h 41m
Vintage Fiesta ? Harlequin ? Homer Laughlin ? Green Ceramic Cream Vintage Fiesta ? Harlequin ? Homer Laughlin ? Green Ceramic Cream 0 $9.95 1d 3m
Homer Laughlin Green HARLEQUIN Covered Vegetable Bowl Lid Only (loc-8) Homer Laughlin Green HARLEQUIN Covered Vegetable Bowl Lid Only (loc-8) $45.00 1d 18m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 11 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 11 1/4" OVAL PLATTER* $15.00 1d 19m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* YELLOW * 11 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* YELLOW * 11 1/4" OVAL PLATTER* $12.00 1d 19m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5" 36 S/OATMEAL BOWL* #1* $18.00 1d 25m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5" 36 S/OATMEAL BOWL* #2* $10.00 1d 25m
HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE HARLEQUIN GROUP OF THREE CUPS & TWO SAUCERS SPRUCE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE HARLEQUIN GROUP OF THREE CUPS & TWO SAUCERS SPRUCE GREEN $25.00 1d 45m
Harlequin Sugar w/Lid, Forest Green Harlequin Sugar w/Lid, Forest Green $12.00 1d 1h 15m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer $21.49 1d 1h 40m
Vintage (Pre 1959) Homer Laughlin Lot HARLEQUIN Fiesta Chartreuse Mint Cond Vintage (Pre 1959) Homer Laughlin Lot HARLEQUIN Fiesta Chartreuse Mint Cond 1 $30.00 1d 1h 44m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Coral Rose Cup/s Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Coral Rose Cup/s $6.99 1d 1h 51m
2 Sets Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Cup Saucers-Two 2 Sets Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Cup Saucers-Two $16.99 1d 1h 52m
Vintage (Pre 1959) Homer Laughlin Lot HARLEQUIN Fiesta Gray Grey Great Condition Vintage (Pre 1959) Homer Laughlin Lot HARLEQUIN Fiesta Gray Grey Great Condition 0 $22.00 1d 1h 57m
Vintage (Pre 1959) Homer Laughlin Lot HARLEQUIN Fiesta Yellow Great Condition Vintage (Pre 1959) Homer Laughlin Lot HARLEQUIN Fiesta Yellow Great Condition 0 $18.00 1d 2h 3m
Homer Laughlin China Green HARLEQUIN Cup Only Homer Laughlin China Green HARLEQUIN Cup Only $8.99 1d 2h 7m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin LOT Rose Cup Aqua Bowl 4 Plate Green Aqua Yellow Maroon Homer Laughlin Harlequin LOT Rose Cup Aqua Bowl 4 Plate Green Aqua Yellow Maroon 0 $9.99 1d 2h 35m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Creamer Mauve, Maroon Color Mint Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Creamer Mauve, Maroon Color Mint $27.99 1d 3h 16m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Creamer Turquoise Mint Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Creamer Turquoise Mint $27.99 1d 3h 16m
Lot of 2 - Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Salad Bowls  Rose & Red Lot of 2 - Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Salad Bowls Rose & Red $14.99 1d 3h 55m
Vintage Light Yellow Homer Laughlin Riviera 9 Vintage Light Yellow Homer Laughlin Riviera 9" Luncheon Plate Matches Harlequin $8.00 1d 3h 55m
EIGHT (8) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN EIGHT (8) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN "HARLEQUIN" RED PAT 4 1/4" TALL, 9 OZ. TUMBLERS $796.00 1d 4h 18m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Sauce Boat Gravy Boat Yellow HLC Vintage Chip Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Sauce Boat Gravy Boat Yellow HLC Vintage Chip $9.74 1d 4h 26m
lot of 3 OLD VTG 1938 HL HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA lot of 3 OLD VTG 1938 HL HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA 0 $5.00 1d 7h 3m
3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Art Deco Yellow Basketweave Nut Dishes 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Art Deco Yellow Basketweave Nut Dishes $45.00 1d 13h 54m
Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Salt and Pepper Shaker Pair Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Salt and Pepper Shaker Pair 2 $8.45 1d 14h 13m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW SUGAR BOWL WITH LID #8U7 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW SUGAR BOWL WITH LID #8U7 $12.00 1d 15h
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER #4WA VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER #4WA $10.00 1d 15h
Fiesta harlequin 9 1/2” plates vintage lot of 4 Fiesta harlequin 9 1/2” plates vintage lot of 4 0 $15.00 1d 15h 24m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Dinner plate, bowl, bread plate, mug Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Dinner plate, bowl, bread plate, mug $19.99 1d 16h 49m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Forest Green Tea Cup & Plate (1951 - 1959) - Fiestaware Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Forest Green Tea Cup & Plate (1951 - 1959) - Fiestaware $1.99 1d 17h 3m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Gray Grey Coffee Cup Mug Only Replacement Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Gray Grey Coffee Cup Mug Only Replacement 0 $9.00 1d 19h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Lime Green Coffee Cup Mug Only Replacement Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Lime Green Coffee Cup Mug Only Replacement 0 $9.00 1d 19h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Aqua Blue Coffee Cup Mug Only Replacement Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Aqua Blue Coffee Cup Mug Only Replacement 0 $9.00 1d 19h 24m
Vintage 9 Vintage 9" Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Luncheon Replacement Plate 0 $9.00 1d 19h 57m
Vintage 9 Vintage 9" Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Luncheon Replacement Plate 0 $9.00 1d 19h 58m
Vintage 9 Vintage 9" Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Rose Luncheon Replacement Plate 0 $9.00 1d 19h 58m
Vintage 7 3/8 Vintage 7 3/8" Homer Laughlin Harlequin YELLOW Salad Dessert Replacement Plate 0 $9.00 1d 19h 58m
Vintage Blue Harlequin Homer Laughlin 7 3/8 Vintage Blue Harlequin Homer Laughlin 7 3/8" Serving Bowl 0 $9.00 1d 19h 58m
Vtg 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN Pitcher FIESTA Vtg 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN Pitcher FIESTA $49.99 1d 20h 2m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Ball Jug Pitcher (Fiesta Family) with ice lip Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Ball Jug Pitcher (Fiesta Family) with ice lip $70.00 1d 20h 9m
VINTAGE RED/ORANGE BALL JUG WATER PITCHER - HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN - LOVELY!! VINTAGE RED/ORANGE BALL JUG WATER PITCHER - HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN - LOVELY!! 0 $32.99 1d 20h 26m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Rose 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Rose 11" Oval Platter (1939-1959) - Fiestaware 0 $9.00 1d 20h 47m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce 11 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce 11" Oval Platter (1936-1942) - Fiesta 0 $9.50 1d 20h 49m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Gray ( Grey ) 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Gray ( Grey ) 11" Oval Platter (1950-1959) - Fiestaware 0 $11.50 1d 20h 50m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Light Green 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Light Green 11" Oval Platter (1942-1952) - Fiestaware 0 $11.00 1d 20h 51m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Turquoise 11 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Turquoise 11" Oval Platter (1939-1959) - Fiestaware 0 $6.50 1d 20h 52m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose Gravy Sauce Boat (1939-1959) - Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose Gravy Sauce Boat (1939-1959) - Fiesta 0 $9.00 1d 20h 53m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 36s Bowl (1939-1959) - Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 36s Bowl (1939-1959) - Fiestaware $10.00 1d 21h 13m
Fiesta Lot of 4 Vintage HLC Harlequin 9 Fiesta Lot of 4 Vintage HLC Harlequin 9" Lunch Plates - Fiestaware 0 $19.50 1d 21h 15m
Fiesta Lot of 2 Vintage HLC Harlequin 10 Fiesta Lot of 2 Vintage HLC Harlequin 10" Dinner Plates - Fiestaware 0 $19.50 1d 21h 16m
Fiesta Set of 2 Vintage HLC Harlequin 10 Fiesta Set of 2 Vintage HLC Harlequin 10" Dinner Plates - Fiestaware 0 $31.50 1d 21h 17m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Rose Water Tumbler (1939-1950) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Rose Water Tumbler (1939-1950) - Fiestaware 0 $19.50 1d 21h 18m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose 36s Bowl (1940-1959) - Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose 36s Bowl (1940-1959) - Fiestaware $18.50 1d 21h 18m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin ( Mauve ) Blue Water Tumbler (1938-1950) - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Harlequin ( Mauve ) Blue Water Tumbler (1938-1950) - Fiestaware 0 $18.50 1d 21h 19m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Original Teacup 2 5/8 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Original Teacup 2 5/8" Cup and Saucer Spruce Tea 0 $12.00 1d 22h 36m
1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4 1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4" Spruce Green 0 $9.60 1d 22h 36m
2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Luncheon Plate 9 1/4 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Luncheon Plate 9 1/4" Mauve Rose 0 $12.80 1d 22h 36m
1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4 1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4" Rose 0 $8.00 1d 22h 36m
3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4 3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4" Yellow 0 $20.00 1d 22h 36m
2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4" mauve Blue 0 $12.00 1d 22h 36m
1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Luncheon Plate 9 1/4 1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Luncheon Plate 9 1/4" Grey Gray 0 $8.00 1d 22h 36m
1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4 1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4" Grey Gray 0 $8.00 1d 22h 36m
1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Original Bread Butter 6 1/4 1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Original Bread Butter 6 1/4" Plate Grey Gray 0 $8.00 1d 22h 36m
1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Luncheon Plate 9 1/4 1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Luncheon Plate 9 1/4" Teal Blue Turquoise 0 $12.80 1d 22h 36m
2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Original Bread Butter 6 1/4 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Original Bread Butter 6 1/4" Plate Teal 0 $12.00 1d 22h 36m
3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Original Bread Butter 6 1/4 3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Original Bread Butter 6 1/4" Plate Yellow 0 $14.40 1d 22h 36m
1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Luncheon Plate 9 1/4 1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Luncheon Plate 9 1/4" Spruce Green 0 $7.20 1d 22h 36m

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