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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 Rose coffee teacup Saucer vintage fiesta 6' plate Harlequin Homer Laughlin Rose coffee teacup Saucer vintage fiesta 6' plate 0 $11.95 6h 10m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  GRAVY  BOAT  HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED GRAVY BOAT $29.99 6h 34m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN FIESTA 'YELLOW' CUP AND SAUCER - SET OF 2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN FIESTA 'YELLOW' CUP AND SAUCER - SET OF 2 $12.95 8h 47m
Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Individual Toy Creamer - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Individual Toy Creamer - Fiestaware $31.50 11h 15m
1940s Homer Laughlin Green Cup Flat Harlequin Fiesta 1940s Homer Laughlin Green Cup Flat Harlequin Fiesta $24.75 11h 15m
Lot of 4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Vintage Bowls & Plates - Fiestaware Lot of 4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Vintage Bowls & Plates - Fiestaware $15.00 11h 37m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN set of plates dishes, creamer/ gravy boat, MAUVE BLUE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN set of plates dishes, creamer/ gravy boat, MAUVE BLUE $100.00 13h 33m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN YELLOW (OLDER) Fruit Dessert (Sauce) Bowl 222545 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN YELLOW (OLDER) Fruit Dessert (Sauce) Bowl 222545 0 $13.99 13h 36m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Water Tumbler - Fiestaware (1940 - 1943) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Water Tumbler - Fiestaware (1940 - 1943) $32.50 14h 17m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Creamer Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Creamer $8.00 19h 16m
Vintage Homer Laughlin China (2) Mauve Blue Riviera Creamer and Harlequin Gravy Vintage Homer Laughlin China (2) Mauve Blue Riviera Creamer and Harlequin Gravy 0 $13.95 19h 42m
Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Spruce Teacup Saucer Set Fiesta Color Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Spruce Teacup Saucer Set Fiesta Color $23.96 21h 21m
Blue Harlequin Coffee Cup W/ Fiesta Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Blue Harlequin Coffee Cup W/ Fiesta Saucer Homer Laughlin Fiestaware $8.39 21h 28m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE HANDLED SAUCE BOAT! HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE HANDLED SAUCE BOAT! $34.95 22h 23m
Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Harlequin, Rose pink, Nice Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Harlequin, Rose pink, Nice $28.99 22h 31m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Red, Excellent Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Red, Excellent $23.99 22h 31m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Mauve blue Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Mauve blue $23.99 22h 31m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Cream Soup Bowl Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Cream Soup Bowl $15.00 1d 8h 47m
Vintage 4 Tea Cups & Saucers HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Great Colors Vintage 4 Tea Cups & Saucers HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Great Colors 0 $39.99 1d 10h 35m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern BUTTER TRAY HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern BUTTER TRAY $99.95 1d 12h 39m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern CUP and SAUCER Set HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern CUP and SAUCER Set $6.95 1d 12h 39m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern OATMEAL Bowl HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern OATMEAL Bowl $24.95 1d 12h 39m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN   HARLEQUIN YELLOW RIVIERA 1/4 lb. BUTTER DISH VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW RIVIERA 1/4 lb. BUTTER DISH $145.00 1d 12h 40m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow 8 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow 8 1/2" Bowl MINT $8.99 1d 13h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Turquoise Gravy Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Turquoise Gravy Sauce Boat $19.99 1d 14h 8m
Vintage Harlequin Blue Tumbler - Fiestaware Vintage Harlequin Blue Tumbler - Fiestaware $22.49 1d 14h 21m
Vintage Harlequin Brown ? Tumbler - Fiestaware Vintage Harlequin Brown ? Tumbler - Fiestaware $22.49 1d 14h 22m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Lot 8 HARLEQUIN 7.5 HOMER LAUGHLIN Lot 8 HARLEQUIN 7.5" SALAD SIDE PLATES So Fiesta! Assorted Colors $160.00 1d 14h 27m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern CORAL 1979 issue CHOP PLATE Round Platter HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern CORAL 1979 issue CHOP PLATE Round Platter $49.95 1d 14h 57m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW 1979 issue SALAD PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW 1979 issue SALAD PLATE $9.95 1d 14h 58m
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 15h 2m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Coral Rose Teapot - NO LID Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Coral Rose Teapot - NO LID $24.99 1d 15h 16m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red Orange 11-1/4 Oval Platter Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red Orange 11-1/4 Oval Platter $14.99 1d 15h 28m
Homer Laughlin China Green HARLEQUIN Cup Only Homer Laughlin China Green HARLEQUIN Cup Only $8.99 1d 15h 41m
Homer Laughlin Yellow HARLEQUIN Cup Homer Laughlin Yellow HARLEQUIN Cup $4.99 1d 15h 44m
Pair of Vintage Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Homer Laughlin China 1983 reissue Pair of Vintage Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Homer Laughlin China 1983 reissue $9.00 1d 15h 50m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Coral Rose Cup/s Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Coral Rose Cup/s $6.99 1d 15h 56m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Cup Saucer/s Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Cup Saucer/s $8.45 1d 15h 56m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE 7 1/4 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE 7 1/4" SALAD DESSERT PLATE 7.25 $6.95 1d 16h 42m
VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE SALAD PLATE FIESTA VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE SALAD PLATE FIESTA $14.99 1d 17h 1m
VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1938 YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OATMEAL BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1938 YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OATMEAL BOWL FIESTA $11.99 1d 17h 1m
1959 TURQUOISE HARLEQUIN TEA COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FIESTA 1959 TURQUOISE HARLEQUIN TEA COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FIESTA $8.99 1d 17h 1m
VTG ANTIQUE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA VTG ANTIQUE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA $14.99 1d 17h 1m
RARE VTG 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA RARE VTG 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA $35.40 1d 17h 1m
Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin 9.5” dinner Plate Fiesta color Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin 9.5” dinner Plate Fiesta color $19.97 1d 17h 34m
Homer Laughlin Vintage Yellow Harlequin Bowl 5 3/4” shallow soup dish Homer Laughlin Vintage Yellow Harlequin Bowl 5 3/4” shallow soup dish $17.97 1d 17h 34m
Harlequin Yellow Solid Handle Style Sugar Bowl Bottom (Fiesta Family) Harlequin Yellow Solid Handle Style Sugar Bowl Bottom (Fiesta Family) $8.50 1d 17h 42m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9.5” dinner Plate Fiesta ware Turquoise 1940 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9.5” dinner Plate Fiesta ware Turquoise 1940 $19.97 1d 17h 42m
Rose Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Sugar bowl no lid Rose Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Sugar bowl no lid $11.98 1d 17h 42m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Pink Bread Plate and Dinner Plate Dish Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Pink Bread Plate and Dinner Plate Dish $24.96 1d 17h 50m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Teacup Luncheon Plate Fiesta color Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Teacup Luncheon Plate Fiesta color $26.96 1d 17h 50m
Homer Laughlin Gray Grey Harlequin 9 1/4 Plate Fiesta color luncheon size Homer Laughlin Gray Grey Harlequin 9 1/4 Plate Fiesta color luncheon size $22.81 1d 17h 55m
Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Teacup and Saucer Set  Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Teacup and Saucer Set  $16.10 1d 18h 2m
Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Mauve Blue Teacup and Saucer Set    Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Mauve Blue Teacup and Saucer Set    $26.96 1d 18h 4m
Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE SALT OR PEPPER FIESTA Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE SALT OR PEPPER FIESTA $29.99 1d 18h 52m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Ball Pitcher Orange Ice Lip Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Ball Pitcher Orange Ice Lip $49.99 1d 19h 23m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Yellow CASSEROLE No Lid Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Yellow CASSEROLE No Lid Vintage $29.96 1d 19h 44m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  BALL  WATER  PITCHER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED BALL WATER PITCHER $49.99 1d 20h 8m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  LUNCHEON  PLATE  ===   8  AVAILABLE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED LUNCHEON PLATE === 8 AVAILABLE $14.99 1d 20h 8m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  FRUIT  BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED FRUIT BOWL $9.99 1d 20h 9m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  DESSERT  PLATE  ===   8  AVAILABLE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED DESSERT PLATE === 8 AVAILABLE $9.99 1d 20h 11m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  ORIGINAL  RED  NUT  DISH HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD ORIGINAL RED NUT DISH $19.99 1d 20h 11m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Demitasse Yellow Cup Set of Two Homer Laughlin Harlequin Demitasse Yellow Cup Set of Two $29.95 1d 20h 20m
Harlequin Vintage Style Orange Pie Bird 4 Harlequin Vintage Style Orange Pie Bird 4" Deco Duck (Fiesta Companion) Pottery $14.75 1d 21h 1m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups - one turquoise blue & one green Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups - one turquoise blue & one green $16.49 1d 22h 14m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Handled Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Handled Gravy Boat $9.69 2d 8h 41m
Vintage Set of 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer Turquoise Vintage Set of 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer Turquoise $14.95 2d 8h 47m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Rose 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Exc Condition!  Salmon, Cereal HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Rose 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Exc Condition! Salmon, Cereal $14.95 2d 9h 15m
TWO HOMER LAUGLIN HARLEQUIN COLOR DOUBLE EGG CUP ROSE TWO HOMER LAUGLIN HARLEQUIN COLOR DOUBLE EGG CUP ROSE 0 $24.99 2d 9h 46m
Harlequin Medium Green Deep Dish (bowl) And Salad Plate (Homer Laughlin). Harlequin Medium Green Deep Dish (bowl) And Salad Plate (Homer Laughlin). $59.99 2d 10h 36m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Spruce pat ROUND COVERED VEGETABLE Dish 2 chips HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Spruce pat ROUND COVERED VEGETABLE Dish 2 chips $149.95 2d 11h 26m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue pattern TEAPOT Base HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue pattern TEAPOT Base $149.95 2d 11h 26m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose 13 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose 13" Oval Platter (1939 - 1959) Fiesta 0 $24.50 2d 12h 6m
Vintage Art Deco  Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turqoise Gravy Boat Vintage Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turqoise Gravy Boat $13.99 2d 12h 11m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose 36s Bowl (1940-1959) - Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose 36s Bowl (1940-1959) - Fiesta 0 $19.50 2d 12h 20m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 36 Oatmeal Bowl  Mixed  217.21 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 36 Oatmeal Bowl Mixed 217.21 $50.00 2d 12h 33m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Deep Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Deep Plate $22.00 2d 13h 8m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Deep Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Deep Plate $22.00 2d 13h 9m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Plates 9 1/4 Vintage Harlequin Rose Plates 9 1/4" Across 1930/50's Two 0 $14.00 2d 13h 15m
Harlequin Rose Set (8) dinner plates oatmeal fruit bowls saucers Fiesta Homer Harlequin Rose Set (8) dinner plates oatmeal fruit bowls saucers Fiesta Homer $40.00 2d 13h 43m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow 7 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow 7" Salad Dessert Plates Set Of 4 $38.99 2d 15h 19m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN GOLD LAMB - HOMER LAUGHLIN - FIESTA VINTAGE HARLEQUIN GOLD LAMB - HOMER LAUGHLIN - FIESTA 0 $37.50 2d 16h 44m
Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 36s Bowl - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 36s Bowl - Fiestaware 0 $14.50 2d 16h 52m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN GOLD TRIM LAMB - HOMER LAUGHLIN - FIESTA VINTAGE HARLEQUIN GOLD TRIM LAMB - HOMER LAUGHLIN - FIESTA 0 $37.50 2d 16h 54m
Homer laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup and Sauce Homer laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup and Sauce 0 $10.99 2d 16h 58m
Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Oval Baker Server - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Oval Baker Server - Fiestaware 0 $29.75 2d 17h 18m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN DINNER PLATES VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN DINNER PLATES 3 $5.50 2d 17h 19m
Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Oval Baker - Fiestaware Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Oval Baker - Fiestaware 0 $33.75 2d 17h 20m
Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Teacup & Saucer Set (1939 - 1959) Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Teacup & Saucer Set (1939 - 1959) 0 $9.95 2d 17h 26m
Homer Laughin Harlequin Fiesta Turquoise Blue Double Egg Cup 4 Homer Laughin Harlequin Fiesta Turquoise Blue Double Egg Cup 4" $19.99 2d 18h 12m
Homer Laughin Harlequin Fiesta Indigo Blue Double Egg Cup 4 Homer Laughin Harlequin Fiesta Indigo Blue Double Egg Cup 4" $21.99 2d 18h 12m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 9 1/4" Luncheon plate mixed 217.23 $40.00 2d 18h 13m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 9 1/4" Luncheon plate Yellow 217.24 $35.00 2d 18h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 9 1/4" Luncheon plate mixed 217.25 $37.50 2d 18h 27m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 piece lot cup saucer yellow rose 217.30 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 piece lot cup saucer yellow rose 217.30 $40.00 2d 18h 48m
Homer Laughin HARLEQUIN 40 Pc. Set 8 Place Settings New Never Used Fiestaware Homer Laughin HARLEQUIN 40 Pc. Set 8 Place Settings New Never Used Fiestaware $200.00 2d 19h 20m
Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Spruce/Forest Green Individual Salad Bowl Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Spruce/Forest Green Individual Salad Bowl $19.75 2d 19h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin lot of 7 Cereal/Soup Bowls 6.5 Vintage Homer Laughlin lot of 7 Cereal/Soup Bowls 6.5" diam Harlequin VGC 0 $34.99 2d 20h
Vintage HARLEQUIN Turquoise INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL Vintage HARLEQUIN Turquoise INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL 0 $9.99 2d 20h 19m
Homer Laughlin China harlequin fiesta Country Wheat speckled DINNER PLATE 10 1/4 Homer Laughlin China harlequin fiesta Country Wheat speckled DINNER PLATE 10 1/4 $5.50 2d 20h 31m

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