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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
Vintage Harlequin Maroon Sugar Lid (Fiesta Family) Homer Laughlin China Co Vintage Harlequin Maroon Sugar Lid (Fiesta Family) Homer Laughlin China Co $18.80 2h 27m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW SAUCER VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW SAUCER $7.95 5h 15m
HARLEQUIN GRAVY BOAT IN YELLOW HARLEQUIN GRAVY BOAT IN YELLOW 0 $15.00 8h 53m
Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN 7 Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN 7" MEDIUM GREEN HARLEQUIN PLATES 2 dinner and 3 bread $60.00 9h 26m
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 $8.95 9h 56m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl 7-3/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl 7-3/8" $24.50 11h 59m
Fiesta Harlequin ROSE Pitcher Tankard 1940s-1950s Homer Laughlin China Fiesta Harlequin ROSE Pitcher Tankard 1940s-1950s Homer Laughlin China $23.99 12h 8m
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 14h 1m
Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Blue Individual Creamer Mint Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Blue Individual Creamer Mint $27.50 21h 58m
HLC Harlequin Fiesta 36s Oatmeal Bowl Rose Vintage HLC Harlequin Fiesta 36s Oatmeal Bowl Rose Vintage $21.99 1d 32m
Old Vtg 1938 MAUVE BLUE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN NUT DISH BOWL FIESTA Old Vtg 1938 MAUVE BLUE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN NUT DISH BOWL FIESTA 0 $22.00 1d 2h 15m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE (OLDER) Fruit Dessert (Sauce) Bowl 222443 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE (OLDER) Fruit Dessert (Sauce) Bowl 222443 $8.99 1d 3h 15m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate 222434 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE (OLDER) Bread & Butter Plate 222434 $5.99 1d 3h 18m
Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE SALT OR PEPPER FIESTA Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE SALT OR PEPPER FIESTA $24.99 1d 3h 32m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MEDIUM GREEN Oatmeal Bowl 6694385 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MEDIUM GREEN Oatmeal Bowl 6694385 $11.99 1d 3h 50m
Homer Laughlin Platter Harlequin Coral Homer Laughlin Platter Harlequin Coral $25.00 1d 5h 11m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta ®, Vintage, Nut Dish, Red, Excellent Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta ®, Vintage, Nut Dish, Red, Excellent $21.59 1d 5h 48m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Vintage, Nut Dish, Spruce green Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta®, Vintage, Nut Dish, Spruce green $21.59 1d 5h 48m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Cup & Saucers Sets Mauve, Green, Yellow and Rose Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Cup & Saucers Sets Mauve, Green, Yellow and Rose $47.50 1d 6h 2m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN VINTAGE ROUND ROSE PLATTER OVER 12 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN VINTAGE ROUND ROSE PLATTER OVER 12" $22.00 1d 6h 5m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ice Lip Pitcher - Bright Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ice Lip Pitcher - Bright Yellow $48.50 1d 6h 41m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin 22 oz Pitcher / Jug Maroon - HTF Homer Laughlin Harlequin 22 oz Pitcher / Jug Maroon - HTF 0 $9.99 1d 6h 59m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware "YELLOW TUMBLER" $24.00 1d 7h 9m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware " 4 Bread Plates " $27.99 1d 7h 15m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups  Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups "3 Pink " Cups Only $12.99 1d 7h 22m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups  Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups "1 Blue, 1Grey " Cups Only $10.99 1d 7h 24m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Open Sugar Bowl, NICE! Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Open Sugar Bowl, NICE! $12.00 1d 8h 2m
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 8h 16m
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 8h 43m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer $21.49 1d 9h 39m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Coral Rose Cup/s Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Coral Rose Cup/s $6.99 1d 9h 49m
2 Sets Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Cup Saucers-Two 2 Sets Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Cup Saucers-Two $16.99 1d 9h 50m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red Orange 11-1/4 Oval Platter Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red Orange 11-1/4 Oval Platter $14.99 1d 10h
Homer Laughlin China Green HARLEQUIN Cup Only Homer Laughlin China Green HARLEQUIN Cup Only $8.99 1d 10h 5m
EIGHT (8) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN EIGHT (8) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN "HARLEQUIN" RED PAT 4 1/4" TALL, 9 OZ. TUMBLERS $796.00 1d 12h 16m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Novelty Ball Creamer Cream Pitcher Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Novelty Ball Creamer Cream Pitcher $26.99 1d 12h 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 $8.24 1d 12h 24m
 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Cups & Saucers 12 PIECES Green Turquoise Coral Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Cups & Saucers 12 PIECES Green Turquoise Coral $58.75 1d 13h 4m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Oval Bowl Turquoise Oval Baker Original Woolworth's Homer Laughlin Harlequin Oval Bowl Turquoise Oval Baker Original Woolworth's 0 $12.00 1d 18h 42m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Oval Baker, Oval Vegetable Server, Turquoise Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Oval Baker, Oval Vegetable Server, Turquoise $19.79 1d 21h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups $20.00 1d 22h 5m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green 7 3/8 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green 7 3/8" Salad Bowl As/Is Condition 0 $4.95 1d 22h 9m
Homer Laughlin 1930s Harlequin Riviera Blue Mauve Century 1/4 Butter Dish LID Homer Laughlin 1930s Harlequin Riviera Blue Mauve Century 1/4 Butter Dish LID $69.99 1d 23h 44m
Homer Laughlin Riviera Harlequin Yellow Platter 11-1/2 Homer Laughlin Riviera Harlequin Yellow Platter 11-1/2" with oval well 0 $35.00 2d 29m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Dinner plate, bowl, bread plate, mug Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Dinner plate, bowl, bread plate, mug $29.99 2d 48m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin China Coffee Cups and Saucers Vintage Fiesta Harlequin China Coffee Cups and Saucers $45.00 2d 49m
3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Small Mixing Bowls Harlequin? EUC 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Small Mixing Bowls Harlequin? EUC $33.59 2d 1h 22m
Vtg 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN Pitcher FIESTA Vtg 1938 RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN Pitcher FIESTA $58.99 2d 1h 33m
4 Harlequin Rose Plates  7 1/4 4 Harlequin Rose Plates 7 1/4" 0 $5.00 2d 2h 44m
3 Rose Harlequin Dinner Plates 9 1/4 3 Rose Harlequin Dinner Plates 9 1/4" 0 $5.50 2d 2h 45m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Ball Jug Pitcher (Fiesta Family) with ice lip Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Ball Jug Pitcher (Fiesta Family) with ice lip $70.00 2d 4h 8m
Riviera Red Orange 7 Riviera Red Orange 7" Salad Plate Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware $34.99 2d 4h 10m
Riviera Original Green 7 Riviera Original Green 7" Salad Plate Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware $34.99 2d 4h 16m
Riviera Original Mauve Blue 7 Riviera Original Mauve Blue 7" Salad Plate Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware $34.99 2d 4h 33m
 2 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN 8 1/2 2 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN 8 1/2" RIMMED SOUP BOWL BOWLS ROSE YELLOW EXCELLENT $19.99 2d 6h 46m
Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE 80 OUNCE PITCHER FIESTA Vtg 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE 80 OUNCE PITCHER FIESTA $69.99 2d 7h 36m
VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Harlequin Animal DUCK GOOSE FIGURINE Yellow Gold RARE VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN Fiesta Harlequin Animal DUCK GOOSE FIGURINE Yellow Gold RARE $150.44 2d 7h 57m
Lot of 4 Fiesta Harlequin Vintage 5 Lot of 4 Fiesta Harlequin Vintage 5" Fruit Bowls- Maroon, Yellow, Spruce $32.00 2d 8h 18m
Lot of 2 Fiesta Medium Green Harlequin Bowls - Oatmeal & Fruit Bowl - Fiestaware Lot of 2 Fiesta Medium Green Harlequin Bowls - Oatmeal & Fruit Bowl - Fiestaware $99.50 2d 8h 22m
Lot of 4 Fiesta Harlequin Vintage 5 Lot of 4 Fiesta Harlequin Vintage 5" Fruit Bowls - Yellow, Mauve, Forest $29.50 2d 8h 22m
Lot of 3 Fiesta Harlequin Vintage 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Turquoi, Rose Lot of 3 Fiesta Harlequin Vintage 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Turquoi, Rose $39.50 2d 8h 22m
Lot of 3 Fiesta Harlequin Vintage 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Har Yellow, Lt Green, Rose Lot of 3 Fiesta Harlequin Vintage 36s Oatmeal Bowls - Har Yellow, Lt Green, Rose $39.50 2d 8h 24m
Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin 12-1/4 Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin 12-1/4" Round Chop Plate in Rose $14.95 2d 8h 44m
HARLEQUIN VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HLC Saucer Yellow HARLEQUIN VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HLC Saucer Yellow $1.99 2d 9h 36m
Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Red/Orange Nut Dish Mint Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Red/Orange Nut Dish Mint $21.25 2d 11h 3m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Fruit, Dessert Berry Bowl - 5 5/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Fruit, Dessert Berry Bowl - 5 5/8" $13.95 2d 11h 40m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cups Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cups $13.50 2d 18h 56m
9 9" NAPPY BOWL! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: HARLEQUIN pattern: EXCELLENT! $30.00 2d 19h 3m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Rose Cereal Oatmeal Bowl VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Rose Cereal Oatmeal Bowl $12.00 2d 19h 14m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Oval Serving Platter 13 1/2 VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Oval Serving Platter 13 1/2" x 10 1/2" $24.00 2d 19h 16m
SUGAR w/LID! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN: HARLEQUIN pattern: MAUVE BLUE excellent! SUGAR w/LID! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN: HARLEQUIN pattern: MAUVE BLUE excellent! $55.00 2d 19h 18m
Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN: HARLEQUIN: RARE MAUVE BLUE COVERED CASSEROLE! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN: HARLEQUIN: RARE MAUVE BLUE COVERED CASSEROLE! $100.00 2d 19h 21m
Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Harlequin Cup & Saucer Set (Cat.#7A048) Vintage Fiesta Rose Pink Harlequin Cup & Saucer Set (Cat.#7A048) $9.20 2d 20h 13m
Set of (4) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN CHARTREUSE Cup & Saucer Sets Set of (4) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN CHARTREUSE Cup & Saucer Sets $95.00 2d 23h 34m
Set of (3) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE Cup & Saucer Sets Set of (3) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE Cup & Saucer Sets $55.00 2d 23h 35m
Set of (4) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Pink Handled Cream Soup Bowls Set of (4) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Pink Handled Cream Soup Bowls $95.00 2d 23h 36m
Set of (3) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Handled Cream Soup Bowls Set of (3) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Handled Cream Soup Bowls $50.00 2d 23h 37m
Set of (3) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue Handled Cream Soup Bowls Set of (3) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Mauve Blue Handled Cream Soup Bowls $95.00 2d 23h 37m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Pottery Chartreuse 36S Bowl 5 Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Pottery Chartreuse 36S Bowl 5" EXCELLENT $55.00 2d 23h 38m
2 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 6 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 6" Saucers, Yellow & Coral 0 $4.99 2d 23h 51m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Rose Covered Butter Dish with lid. One pound. Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Rose Covered Butter Dish with lid. One pound. $65.00 3d 20m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7" ROSE HARLEQUIN PLATE #jj9 $7.50 3d 1h 4m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Maroon Single Egg Cup Homer Laughlin Harlequin Maroon Single Egg Cup 0 $14.75 3d 1h 25m
)1930's /50's Deco Harlequin Rose Teapot Homer Laughlin No Lid )1930's /50's Deco Harlequin Rose Teapot Homer Laughlin No Lid 0 $19.00 3d 1h 28m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red / Orange Creamer & Sugar Bowl No Lid, EXC!! VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red / Orange Creamer & Sugar Bowl No Lid, EXC!! $29.99 3d 1h 45m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 9 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 9" ROSE HARLEQUIN LUNCHEON PLATE #km87 $9.99 3d 1h 59m
HLC Harlequin Turquoise Salad Bowl 7 1/2 HLC Harlequin Turquoise Salad Bowl 7 1/2" 0 $20.00 3d 2h 13m
Vintage HARLEQUIN Sugar Bowl and Creamer ROSE Colored (AB747) Vintage HARLEQUIN Sugar Bowl and Creamer ROSE Colored (AB747) $19.99 3d 2h 20m
Lot of 4 Vintage HARLEQUIN Teacup Mugs Mismatched (AB754) Lot of 4 Vintage HARLEQUIN Teacup Mugs Mismatched (AB754) $19.99 3d 2h 22m
Vintage homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose 11 Vintage homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose 11" Oval Platter $16.00 3d 3h 16m
OLD VINTAGE 1938 YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN 11 OLD VINTAGE 1938 YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN 11" OVAL SERVING PLATTER FIESTA $19.99 3d 3h 19m
RARE VINTAGE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN CREAM SOUP BOWL FIESTA RARE VINTAGE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN CREAM SOUP BOWL FIESTA $29.99 3d 3h 19m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Gray 11 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Gray 11" Oval Platter $25.00 3d 3h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Pink Handled Cream Soup Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Pink Handled Cream Soup Bowl $30.00 3d 3h 33m
Vintage homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Pink CREAMER Vintage homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Pink CREAMER $20.00 3d 3h 36m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin SPRUCE GREEN Oval Serving Bowl Baker Teal Dish Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin SPRUCE GREEN Oval Serving Bowl Baker Teal Dish $14.99 3d 4h 24m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9 Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta 9" Round Dinner Plate Spruce Green Teal $9.99 3d 4h 24m
VTG 1959 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN TURQUOISE 5 VTG 1959 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN TURQUOISE 5" FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA $9.99 3d 4h 32m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN PATTERN 1939 ROSE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN PATTERN 1939 ROSE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA FIESTAWARE $12.49 3d 4h 34m
1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OPEN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT FIESTA 1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OPEN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT FIESTA $35.99 3d 4h 34m

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