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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
Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Salt and Pepper Shaker Pair Yellow Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Salt and Pepper Shaker Pair Yellow $24.95 32m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Yellow Sugar Bowl and Lid Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Yellow Sugar Bowl and Lid $27.95 32m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Jug 22 ounce Homer Laughlin Rose Water Jug  Vintage Harlequin Rose Jug 22 ounce Homer Laughlin Rose Water Jug $60.00 1h 31m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Maroon Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Maroon $42.00 2h 14m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Jubilee Harlequin Gray Serving Bowl 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Jubilee Harlequin Gray Serving Bowl 8" 0 $7.95 2h 38m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Turquoise Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Turquoise $39.99 2h 52m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Periwinkle Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Periwinkle $39.99 2h 57m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Dark Green Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Dark Green $49.99 3h 2m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Dish - Atomic Red Vintage Harlequin Nut Dish - Atomic Red $59.99 3h 5m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Original Green Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Original Green $59.99 3h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin BRIGHT YELLOW . Platter  Rings Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin BRIGHT YELLOW . Platter Rings 0 $19.99 3h 41m
Vtg HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Turquoise RADIOACTIVE SALT PEPPER SHAKER FIESTA Vtg HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Turquoise RADIOACTIVE SALT PEPPER SHAKER FIESTA $12.00 4h 33m
Homer Laughlin Riviera Harlequin Yellow Platter 11-1/2 Homer Laughlin Riviera Harlequin Yellow Platter 11-1/2" with oval well $35.00 5h 45m
Rhythm by Homer Laughlin Sugar Bowl & Creamer c1948 Harlequin Yellow & Dark Gree Rhythm by Homer Laughlin Sugar Bowl & Creamer c1948 Harlequin Yellow & Dark Gree 0 $14.99 5h 55m
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 6h 29m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE HANDLED SAUCE BOAT! HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE HANDLED SAUCE BOAT! $34.95 6h 53m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy/ Sauce Boat - Rose Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy/ Sauce Boat - Rose $4.99 7h 29m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rim Soup Bowl - Rose Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rim Soup Bowl - Rose $8.00 7h 29m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Rose Cups & 2 Yellow Saucers Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Rose Cups & 2 Yellow Saucers $5.00 7h 29m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11" Oval Platter - Rose $8.00 7h 29m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11" Oval Platter - Yellow $8.00 7h 29m
ANTIQUE VTG YELLOW 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN COFFEE / TEA CUP FIESTA ANTIQUE VTG YELLOW 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN COFFEE / TEA CUP FIESTA $6.99 8h 39m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern SMALL OVAL Platter - 11-1/4 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern SMALL OVAL Platter - 11-1/4" $34.95 14h 38m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern CUP - no saucer HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern CUP - no saucer $19.95 14h 40m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern Individual Salad Soup Bowl - 7-3/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern Individual Salad Soup Bowl - 7-3/8" $24.95 14h 46m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 Teacups and Saucers Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 Teacups and Saucers $66.29 15h 5m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin 11 Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin 11" Turquoise Serving Platter/Plate $12.37 15h 12m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Egg Cup - 3-3/4 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Egg Cup - 3-3/4" $29.95 15h 13m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Creamer, Cream Pitcher or Jug 2-5/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Creamer, Cream Pitcher or Jug 2-5/8" $17.50 15h 18m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set - 2-1/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set - 2-1/8" $54.95 15h 20m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Gravy Boat HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Gravy Boat $20.95 15h 22m
Homer Laughlin China set Harlequin Fiesta RARE Orig. Box Wheat speckled 1983 NOS Homer Laughlin China set Harlequin Fiesta RARE Orig. Box Wheat speckled 1983 NOS $45.99 17h 31m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Homer Laughlin??? Green, Blue And Yellow Duck Figurines Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Homer Laughlin??? Green, Blue And Yellow Duck Figurines 1 $25.00 18h 29m
2 1939 VINTAGE YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN  SALAD / DESSERT PLATES FIESTA 2 1939 VINTAGE YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN SALAD / DESSERT PLATES FIESTA $12.99 19h 18m
Vintage Harlequin Mauve Nut Cup Homer Laughlin Blue Tiny Bowl Vintage Harlequin Mauve Nut Cup Homer Laughlin Blue Tiny Bowl $22.00 19h 31m
Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Homer Laughlin Red Tiny Bowl Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Homer Laughlin Red Tiny Bowl $22.00 19h 31m
Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC Fiesta Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Fiestaware HLCC $22.00 19h 36m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern BUTTER TRAY 9-1/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern BUTTER TRAY 9-1/8" x 5-7/8" $74.95 21h 8m
HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 4 CUPS HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 4 CUPS $41.50 21h 27m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pink Rose Teapot Art Deco Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pink Rose Teapot Art Deco $69.99 21h 30m
Fiesta Harlequin Original Rose Coffee Cup Fiesta Harlequin Original Rose Coffee Cup 0 $19.50 22h 6m
Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Homer Laughlin Red Tiny Bowl Vintage Harlequin Red Nut Cup Homer Laughlin Red Tiny Bowl $22.00 22h 24m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern CORAL 1979 issue CHOP PLATE Round Platter HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern CORAL 1979 issue CHOP PLATE Round Platter $34.95 23h 27m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW 1979 issue Set of 2 SALAD PLATES HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW 1979 issue Set of 2 SALAD PLATES $22.50 23h 27m
Homer Laughlin - Harlequin - Yellow Cup & Saucer - Circa 1941-1959 Homer Laughlin - Harlequin - Yellow Cup & Saucer - Circa 1941-1959 $8.00 23h 54m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin yellow salt pepper shaker set Homer Laughlin Harlequin yellow salt pepper shaker set 2 $9.00 1d 4m
Vintage Harlequin - 7 Inch Plate Vintage Harlequin - 7 Inch Plate $10.00 1d 20m
Vintage HARLEQUIN China DEMITASSE CUP Fiesta, YELLOW, Small Vintage HARLEQUIN China DEMITASSE CUP Fiesta, YELLOW, Small $9.99 1d 49m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE 7 1/4 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE 7 1/4" SALAD DESSERT PLATE 7.25 $6.95 1d 1h 11m
1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OPEN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT FIESTA 1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OPEN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT FIESTA $12.99 1d 3h 37m
Two Homer Laughlin China HARLEQUIN  Salad Plates Yellow MidCentury minty 7.25” Two Homer Laughlin China HARLEQUIN Salad Plates Yellow MidCentury minty 7.25” 0 $12.00 1d 4h 27m
Set Of 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 9 1/4” Luncheon Plates Set Of 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 9 1/4” Luncheon Plates 0 $9.99 1d 5h
3 - Harlequin Homer Laughlin 7” Plates ~ Grey, Green, Chartreuse, 1950s Colors 3 - Harlequin Homer Laughlin 7” Plates ~ Grey, Green, Chartreuse, 1950s Colors 1 $9.99 1d 5h
Vintage HARLEQUIN Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Mauve Blue Sauce Dish Vintage HARLEQUIN Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Mauve Blue Sauce Dish $17.95 1d 5h 8m
Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin 4 Coral Rose Pink Coffee Tea Cups w 3 Saucers Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin 4 Coral Rose Pink Coffee Tea Cups w 3 Saucers $40.00 1d 5h 51m
Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin 3 Yellow Coffee Tea Cups w 3 Saucers Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin 3 Yellow Coffee Tea Cups w 3 Saucers $30.00 1d 5h 51m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups - one turquoise blue & one green Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups - one turquoise blue & one green $14.84 1d 6h 44m
Vintage Creamer Homer Laughlin Fiesta Green , Harlequin . Perfect Condition Vintage Creamer Homer Laughlin Fiesta Green , Harlequin . Perfect Condition $19.09 1d 7h 22m
Harlequin Turquoise Bread Plate Harlequin Turquoise Bread Plate $12.99 1d 7h 26m
Harlequin Yellow Bread Plate no surface use Harlequin Yellow Bread Plate no surface use $12.99 1d 7h 26m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Cup & Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Cup & Saucer Set $24.00 1d 7h 28m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup & Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup & Saucer Set $14.99 1d 7h 28m
Lot of 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Teacups & Saucers Harlequin Shamrock Mint Green Lot of 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Teacups & Saucers Harlequin Shamrock Mint Green $45.50 1d 8h 7m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin re-issue Tea Cups only- Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Harlequin re-issue Tea Cups only- Fiestaware 0 $7.00 1d 8h 17m
FIESTA WARE VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW GRAVY/SAUCE BOAT CIRCA 1950'S FIESTA WARE VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW GRAVY/SAUCE BOAT CIRCA 1950'S 0 $15.00 1d 8h 20m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Gravy Boat Sauce Blue Serving Holiday Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Gravy Boat Sauce Blue Serving Holiday $10.00 1d 8h 34m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bright Yellow Covered Sugar Bowl Excellent! Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bright Yellow Covered Sugar Bowl Excellent! 0 $15.00 1d 8h 42m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Fruit Dessert Berry Bowl - 5-5/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Fruit Dessert Berry Bowl - 5-5/8" $14.95 1d 15h 32m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Oval Serving Platter - 13-3/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Oval Serving Platter - 13-3/8" $39.95 1d 15h 46m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Oval Serving Platter - 11-1/4 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Oval Serving Platter - 11-1/4" $24.95 1d 15h 49m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Novelty Creamer Jug - 3 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Novelty Creamer Jug - 3" $39.95 1d 15h 54m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW 5-piece Place Setting - 10 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW 5-piece Place Setting - 10" dinner $49.95 1d 16h 1m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11" Oval Serving Platter $16.00 1d 16h 6m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW BASE for the 1/4 Pound Butter Dish HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW BASE for the 1/4 Pound Butter Dish $49.95 1d 17h 22m
Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin YELLOW Cup Only Replacement Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin YELLOW Cup Only Replacement $19.00 1d 17h 47m
Vtg 5 7/8 Vtg 5 7/8" Homer Laughlin Harlequin ORANGE Cup Saucer Plate Only Replacement $18.00 1d 17h 47m
Vtg 5 7/8 Vtg 5 7/8" Homer Laughlin Harlequin YELLOW Cup Saucer Plate Only Replacement $18.00 1d 17h 47m
Vtg 5 7/8 Vtg 5 7/8" Homer Laughlin Harlequin Aqua Teal Cup Saucer Plate Only Replacement $18.00 1d 17h 47m
Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin ROSE MAUVE PINK Cup Only Replacement Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin ROSE MAUVE PINK Cup Only Replacement $19.00 1d 17h 47m
Vtg 6 5/16 Vtg 6 5/16" Homer Laughlin Harlequin Aqua Teal Bread n Butter Replacement Plate $18.00 1d 17h 52m
Vintage 6 5/16 Vintage 6 5/16" Homer Laughlin Harlequin ORANGE Bread n Butter Replacement Plate $19.00 1d 17h 52m
Vintage 6 5/16 Vintage 6 5/16" Homer Laughlin Harlequin YELLOW Bread n Butter Replacement Plate $9.00 1d 17h 52m
Harlequin Fiesta -  Homer Laughlin  yellow  CUP & SAUCER Set Harlequin Fiesta - Homer Laughlin yellow CUP & SAUCER Set 0 $6.99 1d 21h 20m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Cup Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Cup $7.95 1d 22h 57m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN 22oz YELLOW JUG PITCHER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN 22oz YELLOW JUG PITCHER $29.99 1d 23h
SET OF 3 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN COFFEE / TEA CUPS TURQUOISE BLUE OLD SET OF 3 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN COFFEE / TEA CUPS TURQUOISE BLUE OLD $22.50 1d 23h 14m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Double Egg Cup Rose Mauve Eggcup Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Double Egg Cup Rose Mauve Eggcup Vintage 0 $19.99 1d 23h 31m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE DOUBLE EGG CUP VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE DOUBLE EGG CUP 0 $9.99 1d 23h 33m
Harlequin Individual Spruce Green Creamer Vintage Harlequin Individual Spruce Green Creamer Vintage 0 $24.99 1d 23h 42m
Four Vintage Homer Laughlin Four Vintage Homer Laughlin "Harlequin" Plates/Platter $16.99 1d 23h 50m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green 5 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl (1959 Only) - Fiesta $22.75 2d 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green 36s Oatmeal Bowl (1959 Only) - Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green 36s Oatmeal Bowl (1959 Only) - Fiestaware $73.50 2d 13m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Water Tumbler (1939-1950) - Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Water Tumbler (1939-1950) - Fiestaware $22.50 2d 14m
Vintage Homer Harlequin ( Mauve ) Blue Water Tumbler (1938-1950) - Fiesta Vintage Homer Harlequin ( Mauve ) Blue Water Tumbler (1938-1950) - Fiesta $22.50 2d 15m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Creamer and Sugar Set Vintage Homer Laughlin  Vintage Harlequin Rose Creamer and Sugar Set Vintage Homer Laughlin $55.00 2d 58m
Vintage Harlequin Red Water Service Jug Homer Laughlin Ball Pitcher Vintage Harlequin Red Water Service Jug Homer Laughlin Ball Pitcher $55.00 2d 1h 9m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Ball Pitcher Undamaged, Excellent Condition Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Ball Pitcher Undamaged, Excellent Condition 0 $99.99 2d 2h 36m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9" Red Oval Baker in Amazing Condition 0 $29.99 2d 2h 37m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 7 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 7" Salad Plates (4) piece lot 0 $3.00 2d 2h 37m
Vintage Red Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Butter Dish Vintage Red Homer Laughlin Harlequin Butter Dish $67.75 2d 2h 45m

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