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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 HARLEQUIN fiesta red orange turquoise 3 tier tidbit server Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN fiesta red orange turquoise 3 tier tidbit server $38.50 1h 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Origonal Turquoise Creamer Excelent ! Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Origonal Turquoise Creamer Excelent ! 0 $4.99 2h 1m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Salad Bowls rare colors, Excelent ! Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Salad Bowls rare colors, Excelent ! 14 $58.00 2h 31m
Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coffee Tea Homer Laughlin Turquoise Blue Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coffee Tea Homer Laughlin Turquoise Blue $17.51 2h 51m
Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coffee Tea Homer Laughlin Forest Green Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coffee Tea Homer Laughlin Forest Green $15.91 2h 51m
Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coffee Tea Homer Laughlin Bright Yellow Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coffee Tea Homer Laughlin Bright Yellow $7.11 2h 51m
Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coffee Tea Homer Laughlin Pink Salmon Rose Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coffee Tea Homer Laughlin Pink Salmon Rose $9.51 2h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Origonal Turquoise Salt & Pepper Shaker set Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Origonal Turquoise Salt & Pepper Shaker set 4 $10.50 3h 1m
Lot Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Art Deco Dinnerware Lot Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Art Deco Dinnerware $99.00 3h 24m
Harlequin Yellow Gravy Boat Excellent Harlequin Yellow Gravy Boat Excellent $18.00 4h 4m
Fiesta And Harlequin Bowl And Saucers. White, Rose, Blue , Yellow, Grey Fiesta And Harlequin Bowl And Saucers. White, Rose, Blue , Yellow, Grey $35.99 4h 19m
LOT 28 HOMER LAUGHLIN MULTI SIDED HARLEQUIN DINNER SALAD PLATE BOWLS CUP Fiesta LOT 28 HOMER LAUGHLIN MULTI SIDED HARLEQUIN DINNER SALAD PLATE BOWLS CUP Fiesta $750.00 5h 26m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Spruce green Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Spruce green $23.99 7h 2m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Maroon Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Maroon $23.99 7h 2m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Mauve blue Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Mauve blue $23.99 7h 2m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Red, Excellent Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Harlequin, Nut Dish, Red, Excellent $23.99 7h 2m
Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Harlequin, Rose pink, Nice Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Harlequin, Rose pink, Nice $28.99 7h 2m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Orange Egg Cup Homer Laughlin Harlequin Orange Egg Cup 1 $12.99 7h 3m
Nice Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN  Gray Individual Salad Bowl 7 3/8 Nice Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Gray Individual Salad Bowl 7 3/8" D. Fiesta 0 $10.00 9h 19m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose Gravy Sauce Boat (1939-1959) - Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Rose Gravy Sauce Boat (1939-1959) - Fiesta 0 $12.95 10h 25m
Vintage Harlequin Dinnerware Solid Color Poppy Red 22 oz. Pitcher Large Creamer Vintage Harlequin Dinnerware Solid Color Poppy Red 22 oz. Pitcher Large Creamer 0 $40.00 11h 37m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl 1930s-50s Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl 1930s-50s $16.50 12h 46m
Yellow SALAD PLATE in Harlequin By Homer Laughlin Yellow SALAD PLATE in Harlequin By Homer Laughlin $8.00 13h 19m
Rose Pink FRUIT/DESSERT BOWL in Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Rose Pink FRUIT/DESSERT BOWL in Harlequin by Homer Laughlin $8.00 13h 31m
Pair of Harlequin Candle Sticks in Original Yellow - RARE! Pair of Harlequin Candle Sticks in Original Yellow - RARE! 1 $149.99 13h 48m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set Rose Dishes Creamer Sugar Bowl Cup Dish Rare Lot Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set Rose Dishes Creamer Sugar Bowl Cup Dish Rare Lot $59.99 14h 22m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mini Creamer Maroon Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mini Creamer Maroon 1 $12.50 14h 49m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE HANDLED SAUCE BOAT! HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE HANDLED SAUCE BOAT! $34.95 14h 50m
Vintage Harlequin Oatmeal Bowl 6 Vintage Harlequin Oatmeal Bowl 6" Homer Laughlin $12.00 14h 58m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue Cup & Saucer Mid Century 50's Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue Cup & Saucer Mid Century 50's Vtg $12.22 15h 21m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 7 1/4d Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 7 1/4d" Salad Plate Mid Century 50's Vintage $9.99 15h 21m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup & Saucer Mid Century 50's Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup & Saucer Mid Century 50's Vtg $9.99 15h 22m
HOMER LAUGHLIN YELLOW HARLEQUIN BALL JUG WITH ICE LIP HOMER LAUGHLIN YELLOW HARLEQUIN BALL JUG WITH ICE LIP 0 $19.99 16h 5m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN COFFEE / TEA CUP - DARK GREEN VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN COFFEE / TEA CUP - DARK GREEN 0 $15.00 16h 22m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN COFFEE / TEA CUP - ATOMIC ORANGE / RED VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN COFFEE / TEA CUP - ATOMIC ORANGE / RED 0 $15.00 16h 22m
VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE SALAD PLATE FIESTA VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE SALAD PLATE FIESTA $14.99 16h 26m
VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1938 YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OATMEAL BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1938 YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OATMEAL BOWL FIESTA $11.99 16h 26m
1959 TURQUOISE HARLEQUIN TEA COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FIESTA 1959 TURQUOISE HARLEQUIN TEA COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FIESTA $8.99 16h 26m
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 16h 26m
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 16h 26m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Dinner Plate, Yellow, 9.25 Harlequin Homer Laughlin Dinner Plate, Yellow, 9.25", Vintage $10.99 19h
HARLEQUIN YELLOW (1) ROUND VEGETABLE BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW (1) ROUND VEGETABLE BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN $9.49 1d 2h 10m
HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 2 YELLOW CUP & SAUCERS HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 2 YELLOW CUP & SAUCERS $10.39 1d 2h 28m
Vintage Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Covered Sugar Special Decal Vintage Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Covered Sugar Special Decal $10.00 1d 4h 3m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 9 Inch Oval Vegetable Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 9 Inch Oval Vegetable Bowl 0 $15.99 1d 4h 58m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern BUTTER TRAY HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern BUTTER TRAY $99.95 1d 5h 5m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern CUP and SAUCER Set HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern CUP and SAUCER Set $6.95 1d 5h 5m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern OATMEAL Bowl HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern OATMEAL Bowl $24.95 1d 5h 5m
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 7h 24m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW 1979 issue SALAD PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW 1979 issue SALAD PLATE $9.95 1d 7h 24m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE 7 1/4 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE 7 1/4" SALAD DESSERT PLATE 7.25 $6.95 1d 9h 8m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Ball Pitcher Orange Ice Lip Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Ball Pitcher Orange Ice Lip $49.99 1d 9h 8m
Vtg. Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Creamer Toy Mini Light Green Color Vtg. Homer Laughlin Harlequin Individual Creamer Toy Mini Light Green Color $100.00 1d 10h 47m
Vintage Harlequin Radioactive Red / Orange Homer Laughlin Cream pitcher Original Vintage Harlequin Radioactive Red / Orange Homer Laughlin Cream pitcher Original $40.00 1d 12h 7m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups - one turquoise blue & one green Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups - one turquoise blue & one green $16.49 1d 14h 41m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Older Rose 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Older Rose 9 1/4" Luncheon Plate 0 $10.00 1d 16h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Mauve Blue 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Mauve Blue 9 1/4" Luncheon Plate 0 $10.00 1d 16h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Older Medium Green 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Older Medium Green 9 1/4" Luncheon Plate 0 $10.00 1d 16h 9m
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 1d 16h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Atomic Red 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Atomic Red 9 1/4" Luncheon Plate 0 $9.95 1d 16h 12m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 8 Cups Assorted Colors Rose, Mauve, Forest Green Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 8 Cups Assorted Colors Rose, Mauve, Forest Green $40.00 1d 22h 8m
HLC Harlequin Fiesta Spruce Green Ball Jug Service Water Pitcher Free U.S. Ship HLC Harlequin Fiesta Spruce Green Ball Jug Service Water Pitcher Free U.S. Ship $79.99 1d 23h 19m
DINNERWARE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Yellow (Older) Gravy Sauce Boat DINNERWARE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Yellow (Older) Gravy Sauce Boat $19.99 1d 23h 45m
Harlequin Pottery Cup & Saucer, Vintage Homer Laughlin,  USA Harlequin Pottery Cup & Saucer, Vintage Homer Laughlin, USA 0 $25.00 2d 2h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, Suger ,Creamer ,Salt & Pepper Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, Suger ,Creamer ,Salt & Pepper Fiesta $44.00 2d 3h 52m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN BREAD & BUTTER PLATE (S) FIESTA 6 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN BREAD & BUTTER PLATE (S) FIESTA 6 $27.00 2d 3h 52m
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 3h 52m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue pattern TEAPOT Base HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue pattern TEAPOT Base $149.95 2d 3h 52m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer $19.99 2d 4h 8m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Luncheon Plate - Rare Medium Green Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Luncheon Plate - Rare Medium Green $24.99 2d 5h 1m
Fiesta Ware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl Rose Pink Fiesta Ware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl Rose Pink $19.25 2d 5h 32m
Harlequin Mauve Sugar and Creamer, REDUCED Harlequin Mauve Sugar and Creamer, REDUCED 0 $29.99 2d 6h 53m
Harlequin Green Meat Platter, REDUCED, AGAIN Harlequin Green Meat Platter, REDUCED, AGAIN 0 $16.99 2d 6h 54m
Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat, Retired Color (REDUCED) Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat, Retired Color (REDUCED) 0 $15.99 2d 6h 54m
Vintage Individual Harlequin Creamer - Orange Vintage Individual Harlequin Creamer - Orange $5.00 2d 7h 42m
Set Of 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Luncheon Plates 9.25 Set Of 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Luncheon Plates 9.25" Teal $14.99 2d 8h 26m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  ORIGINAL  RED  TALL  WATER  TUMBLER  ===   RARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD ORIGINAL RED TALL WATER TUMBLER === RARE $29.99 2d 9h 31m
Vtg HARLEQUIN Pedestal Footed Egg Cups 2/Ylw 2/Red-Orange HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC Vtg HARLEQUIN Pedestal Footed Egg Cups 2/Ylw 2/Red-Orange HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC $69.99 2d 9h 48m
Vintage Turquoise Aqua Blue Homer Laughlin Harlequin 22 Oz Pitcher Jug-Perfect! Vintage Turquoise Aqua Blue Homer Laughlin Harlequin 22 Oz Pitcher Jug-Perfect! $72.00 2d 12h 29m
Harlequin Vintage Style YELLOW Pie Bird 4 Harlequin Vintage Style YELLOW Pie Bird 4" Deco Duck (Fiesta Companion) $19.85 2d 13h 2m
Vintage Harlequin Creamer Yellow Homer Laughlin HLC Old Style Vintage Harlequin Creamer Yellow Homer Laughlin HLC Old Style $12.00 2d 22h 11m
4 Homer Laughlin Soup Plates 2 rose and 2 green Harlequin 4 Homer Laughlin Soup Plates 2 rose and 2 green Harlequin $27.77 3d 2h 24m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Dinner Plate, Cornflower Blue, Large 10 Harlequin Homer Laughlin Dinner Plate, Cornflower Blue, Large 10", Vintage $13.99 3d 2h 46m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cups Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cups $15.00 3d 2h 52m
Vintage Harlequin Yellow 36S Oatmeal Bowl Free Shipping Vintage Harlequin Yellow 36S Oatmeal Bowl Free Shipping $19.50 3d 3h 21m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 7 Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 7" Salad Plate, Turquoise blu, Nice $8.50 3d 3h 53m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10 Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10" plate, Yellow, Nice $24.99 3d 3h 53m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10 Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10" plate, Medium Green, Nice $74.99 3d 3h 53m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10 Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10" plate, Medium Green, Nice $78.99 3d 3h 53m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10 Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10" plate, Coral pink, Nice $34.99 3d 3h 53m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10 Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 10" plate, Turquoise blue, Nice $24.99 3d 3h 53m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ball Jug Pitcher Pink Used Flower Color Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ball Jug Pitcher Pink Used Flower Color 0 $9.99 3d 3h 55m
VTG  HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Red Gravy / Sauce Server , Shabby Chick  VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Red Gravy / Sauce Server , Shabby Chick $4.99 3d 7h 55m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TEA CUPS ART DECO STYLE VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TEA CUPS ART DECO STYLE $24.00 3d 7h 59m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN DINNER PLATES VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN DINNER PLATES $45.00 3d 8h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Luncheon Plates Set of 6 Assorted Colors 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Luncheon Plates Set of 6 Assorted Colors 9 1/4" $45.00 3d 8h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Sugar Bowl & Creamer Set Light Turq. Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Sugar Bowl & Creamer Set Light Turq. $19.99 3d 8h 45m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Sugar And Creamer Set Turquoise Art Deco Style Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Sugar And Creamer Set Turquoise Art Deco Style $19.99 3d 8h 46m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer Turquoise Art Deco Style Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer Turquoise Art Deco Style $12.00 3d 8h 46m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Cup And Saucer Rose Art Deco Style Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer Rose Art Deco Style $12.00 3d 8h 47m

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