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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 Art Deco Tea Cups in Mauve Blue ~ Set of 2 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Art Deco Tea Cups in Mauve Blue ~ Set of 2 Homer Laughlin Fiesta $13.00 1h 22m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Gravy Boat Rose Harlequin Homer Laughlin Gravy Boat Rose $2.99 2h
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW CREAMER & SUGAR BOWL W/LID VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW CREAMER & SUGAR BOWL W/LID 0 $21.00 2h 1m
HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Rose 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Exc Condition!  Salmon, Cereal HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Rose 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Exc Condition! Salmon, Cereal $10.95 3h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9" Red Oval Baker in Amazing Condition 0 $29.99 3h 52m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red / Orange Creamer & Sugar Bowl No Lid, EXC!! VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red / Orange Creamer & Sugar Bowl No Lid, EXC!! $27.99 4h 55m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW CREAMER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW CREAMER 0 $9.95 5h 29m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pottery - (5)  Soup Bowls Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pottery - (5) Soup Bowls 0 $65.00 6h 39m
13-inch Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Oval Serving Platter 13-inch Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Oval Serving Platter $10.00 7h 53m
Vintage Harlequin Demitasse Demi After Dinner A/D Cup & Saucer 1950's Rose Pink Vintage Harlequin Demitasse Demi After Dinner A/D Cup & Saucer 1950's Rose Pink $39.00 9h 14m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Dark Green Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Dark Green $49.99 9h 24m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Dish - Atomic Red Vintage Harlequin Nut Dish - Atomic Red $59.99 9h 24m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Maroon Vintage Harlequin Nut Bowl - Maroon 1 $29.99 9h 25m
VINTAGE 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN CORAL 12 VINTAGE 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN CORAL 12" CHOP PLATE FIESTA DINNERWARE $23.99 9h 58m
YELLOW 1938 HARLEQUIN TEA OR COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FIESTA YELLOW 1938 HARLEQUIN TEA OR COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FIESTA $7.99 9h 58m
VTG 1959 CHARTREUSE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA VTG 1959 CHARTREUSE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA $24.98 9h 59m
VINTAGE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN ROSE BREAD & BUTTER PLATE FIESTA VINTAGE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN ROSE BREAD & BUTTER PLATE FIESTA $9.99 10h 1m
OLD VTG 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA OLD VTG 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA $23.99 10h 1m
VINTAGE ANTIQUE HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE 1939 HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA VINTAGE ANTIQUE HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE 1939 HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $9.99 10h 1m
RARE OLD VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN YELLOW TEA OR COFFEE CUP FIESTA EX RARE OLD VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN YELLOW TEA OR COFFEE CUP FIESTA EX $9.99 10h 1m
1939 ANTIQUE VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE HARLEQUIN PATTERN 9 1939 ANTIQUE VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE HARLEQUIN PATTERN 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $9.99 10h 2m
HLC ROSE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE FIESTA HLC ROSE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE FIESTA $7.99 10h 3m
OLD VINTAGE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN 9 OLD VINTAGE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $9.99 10h 3m
1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA 1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA $23.99 10h 3m
OLD VINTAGE 1939 HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE HARLEQUIN PATTERN 7 OLD VINTAGE 1939 HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE HARLEQUIN PATTERN 7" SALAD PLATE FIESTA $6.99 10h 3m
OLD 1939 Vintage ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN COFFEE OR TEA CUP FIESTA OLD 1939 Vintage ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN COFFEE OR TEA CUP FIESTA $9.99 10h 3m
RARE VINTAGE 1939 ROSE INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN FIESTA RARE VINTAGE 1939 ROSE INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN FIESTA $23.99 10h 3m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VINTAGE 1939 OLD ROSE 9 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VINTAGE 1939 OLD ROSE 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $7.99 10h 3m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bowl - Rose EXCELLENT CONDITION Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bowl - Rose EXCELLENT CONDITION $39.99 10h 56m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Gravy Pitcher Boat Server 1938-1952 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Gravy Pitcher Boat Server 1938-1952 Vintage $14.00 13h
Vintage MCM Epicure Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pink Saucer Set of 4 Vintage MCM Epicure Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pink Saucer Set of 4 $19.50 14h 44m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Maroon Water Tumbler - Fiestaware (1938 - 1942) Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Maroon Water Tumbler - Fiestaware (1938 - 1942) $24.33 16h 38m
FIESTA WARE VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW GRAVY/SAUCE BOAT CIRCA 1950'S FIESTA WARE VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW GRAVY/SAUCE BOAT CIRCA 1950'S $12.99 19h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer - Yellow Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer - Yellow $28.00 20h 11m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE DOUBLE EGG CUP VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE DOUBLE EGG CUP $29.99 20h 44m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW DOUBLE EGG CUP VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW DOUBLE EGG CUP $19.99 20h 45m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cups and Saucers (Set of 4) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cups and Saucers (Set of 4) $19.99 20h 53m
Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Harlequin Cup & Saucer Set (Cat.#7A048) Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Harlequin Cup & Saucer Set (Cat.#7A048) $9.20 22h 21m
2 HARLEQUIN 36'S BOWL BLUE HOMER LAUGHLIN BOWLS 2 HARLEQUIN 36'S BOWL BLUE HOMER LAUGHLIN BOWLS 0 $2.00 22h 56m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, 10-1/8 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, 10-1/8" plate, Rose 0 $5.00 23h 7m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta ®, Vintage, Nut Dish, Red, Excellent Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta ®, Vintage, Nut Dish, Red, Excellent $21.59 1d 1h 10m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Oval Baker, Oval Vegetable Server, Turquoise Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Oval Baker, Oval Vegetable Server, Turquoise $19.79 1d 1h 10m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, 6-1/4 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, 6-1/4" and 7-1/4 plates, yellow 0 $8.00 1d 1h 37m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, 7-1/4 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, 7-1/4" Plate, Chartreuse 0 $5.00 1d 1h 39m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Creamer, Chartreuse Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Creamer, Chartreuse 0 $5.00 1d 1h 43m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Bowl 5-5/8 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Bowl 5-5/8", Blue 0 $3.00 1d 1h 47m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Bowl 5-1/2 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Bowl 5-1/2", Yellow 0 $3.00 1d 1h 50m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RARE YELLOW DUCK FIGURINE! HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RARE YELLOW DUCK FIGURINE! $199.99 1d 2h
2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN FIESTA ROSE 7-3/8 2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN FIESTA ROSE 7-3/8" INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWLS 0 $14.00 1d 2h 33m
Vintage Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Yellow Homer Laughlin China 5 Vintage Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Yellow Homer Laughlin China 5" dia Fiesta 0 $10.00 1d 2h 36m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer Turquoise Art Deco Style Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer Turquoise Art Deco Style $12.00 1d 2h 54m
VINTAGE RED/ORANGE BALL JUG WATER PITCHER - HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN - LOVELY!! VINTAGE RED/ORANGE BALL JUG WATER PITCHER - HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN - LOVELY!! 0 $28.99 1d 3h 8m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Mauve blue, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Mauve blue, Nice 0 $7.00 1d 3h 29m
Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin 12-1/4 Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin 12-1/4" Round Chop Plate in Rose $12.99 1d 3h 53m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Rhythm Harlequin Yellow 7 Vintage Homer Laughlin Rhythm Harlequin Yellow 7" Salad Dessert Plate F52N4 Nice $9.99 1d 4h 40m
Harlequin Service Water Pitcher Harlequin Service Water Pitcher $60.00 1d 5h 1m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy Boat, Turquoise Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy Boat, Turquoise 0 $3.00 1d 6h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer Vintage Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer 0 $10.00 1d 6h 17m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Green Cup, Yellow Saucer Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Green Cup, Yellow Saucer 0 $7.49 1d 6h 29m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HOMER LAUGHLIN "HARLEQUIN" DINNERWARE SET - 12 VINTAGE PIECES $17.99 1d 6h 37m
HARLEQUIN CASSEROLE IN SPRUCE GREEN HARLEQUIN CASSEROLE IN SPRUCE GREEN 0 $25.00 1d 7h 44m
SET OF 3 HARLEQUIN SALAD BOWLS SET OF 3 HARLEQUIN SALAD BOWLS 0 $35.00 1d 7h 45m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN turquoise creamer Art Deco Design Creamer Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN turquoise creamer Art Deco Design Creamer 0 $8.00 1d 8h 12m
HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 7 CHINA TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 7 CHINA TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA 0 $39.99 1d 8h 18m
Vintage Harlequin Maverick Gold Lamb Vintage Harlequin Maverick Gold Lamb $50.00 1d 8h 38m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Covered Vegetable Dish Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Covered Vegetable Dish $120.00 1d 10h 15m
Vintage Gray Ringed Sugar Bowl~Handles~No Lid~8 oz~Harlequin Homer Laughlin~EXC! Vintage Gray Ringed Sugar Bowl~Handles~No Lid~8 oz~Harlequin Homer Laughlin~EXC! $6.99 1d 11h 34m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise 6 oz Tea Coffee Cup~Homer Laughlin~Rings~No Mark~EXC Vintage Harlequin Turquoise 6 oz Tea Coffee Cup~Homer Laughlin~Rings~No Mark~EXC $5.99 1d 11h 35m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Tea Cup Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Tea Cup $19.99 1d 11h 39m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Creamer Atomic Red EXCELLENT! Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Creamer Atomic Red EXCELLENT! 1 $29.99 1d 12h 25m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Creamer 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Creamer 3"tall VGC 0 $12.99 1d 12h 40m
Vintage Red Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Butter Dish Looks Orange Vintage Red Homer Laughlin Harlequin Butter Dish Looks Orange $75.99 1d 12h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer - Turquoise Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer - Turquoise $21.99 1d 13h 10m
2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cups 'VERY NICE' 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cups 'VERY NICE' $12.50 1d 22h 36m
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 6m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue pattern 80oz BALL PITCHER glaze spot HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue pattern 80oz BALL PITCHER glaze spot $49.95 2d 1h 17m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue pattern SALT and PEPPER Shaker Set HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue pattern SALT and PEPPER Shaker Set $39.95 2d 1h 18m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Cup & Saucer Set - 2-5/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Cup & Saucer Set - 2-5/8" $17.95 2d 1h 41m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose ROUND COVERED VEGETABLE Bowl Casserole HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose ROUND COVERED VEGETABLE Bowl Casserole $69.95 2d 1h 41m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern ROUND VEGETABLE / NAPPY HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern ROUND VEGETABLE / NAPPY $34.95 2d 1h 41m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern SALAD Plate HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern SALAD Plate $14.95 2d 1h 41m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern CUP and SAUCER Set HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern CUP and SAUCER Set $14.95 2d 1h 41m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern 24-oz PITCHER jug tankard - 4-7/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern 24-oz PITCHER jug tankard - 4-7/8" $39.95 2d 1h 41m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cup and Saucer $15.00 2d 2h 21m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Creamer & Sugar - No Lid Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Creamer & Sugar - No Lid $25.00 2d 2h 57m
2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN BOWLS 2 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN BOWLS $10.00 2d 3h 7m
PV02419 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Dinner Plate- Dusty Rose PV02419 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Dinner Plate- Dusty Rose $6.00 2d 3h 44m
PV02416 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Creamer - Turquoise PV02416 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Creamer - Turquoise $14.00 2d 3h 44m
PV02418 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Dinner Plate- Mauve Blue PV02418 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Dinner Plate- Mauve Blue $8.00 2d 3h 44m
PV02420 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Salad Plate & Saucer- Medium Green PV02420 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Salad Plate & Saucer- Medium Green $15.00 2d 3h 44m
3 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Bowl bowls green 6 3/8 3 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Bowl bowls green 6 3/8" cereal dessert $24.99 2d 4h 47m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 3 Rim Soup Bowls Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 3 Rim Soup Bowls $12.00 2d 5h 40m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Oval Serving Platters Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 2 Oval Serving Platters $12.00 2d 5h 42m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups & Saucers Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups & Saucers $15.00 2d 5h 47m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Salad Bowls/5 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Salad Bowls/5 0 $99.99 2d 5h 51m
Ball Water Pitcher Spruce Green HARLEQUIN Homer Laughlin  80 oz Ball Water Pitcher Spruce Green HARLEQUIN Homer Laughlin 80 oz $53.95 2d 8h 14m
Lot of 2 HLC Fiesta Harlequin 7 Lot of 2 HLC Fiesta Harlequin 7" Plates Yellow mint $8.99 2d 8h 22m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Red, Very Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Red, Very Nice $22.49 2d 8h 29m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Individual Salad Bowl, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Individual Salad Bowl, Nice $23.39 2d 8h 29m
7- HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE 7- HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE "HARLEQUIN" PATTERN CUPS - DIFFERENT COLORS! $165.00 2d 10h 16m

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