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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 Homer Laughlin Turquoise Sugar Bowl and Lid Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Turquoise Sugar Bowl and Lid $36.99 4h 40m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Rose Gravy Sauce Boat VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Rose Gravy Sauce Boat $29.99 5h 34m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Rose Cereal Oatmeal Bowl VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Rose Cereal Oatmeal Bowl $21.00 5h 37m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Yellow Serving Bowl VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Yellow Serving Bowl $38.00 5h 37m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Yellow Dinner Plate 9.25 VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Yellow Dinner Plate 9.25" $24.00 5h 38m
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" $28.00 5h 39m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Casserole & Lid - Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Casserole & Lid - Homer Laughlin $98.00 6h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Grey Gravy Boat - Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Grey Gravy Boat - Homer Laughlin $40.00 6h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Regular Creamer - Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Rose Regular Creamer - Homer Laughlin $32.00 6h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Yellow Gravy Boat - Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Yellow Gravy Boat - Homer Laughlin $38.00 6h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat - Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat - Homer Laughlin $38.00 6h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Yellow Regular Creamer - Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Yellow Regular Creamer - Homer Laughlin $32.00 6h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Regular Creamer - Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Regular Creamer - Homer Laughlin $32.00 6h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Rose 22 oz. Tankard Pitcher – Home Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Rose 22 oz. Tankard Pitcher – Home Laughlin $46.00 6h 10m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cereal Bowl 6 3/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cereal Bowl 6 3/8" Yellow $5.00 8h 8m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cereal Bowl 6 3/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cereal Bowl 6 3/8" Turquoise $5.00 8h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dessert Bowl 5 5/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dessert Bowl 5 5/8" Yellow $5.00 8h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dessert Bowl 5 5/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dessert Bowl 5 5/8" Turquoise $5.00 8h 12m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Creamer & Sugar (no lid) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Creamer & Sugar (no lid) $10.00 8h 15m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  MEDIUM  GREEN  CUP  AND  SAUCER   ==  8  AVAIL. HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD MEDIUM GREEN CUP AND SAUCER == 8 AVAIL. $24.99 11h 18m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN 9 INCH PLATES-SET OF 5 VINTAGE HARLEQUIN 9 INCH PLATES-SET OF 5 0 $25.00 11h 25m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7" ROSE HARLEQUIN PLATE #jj9 $7.50 11h 27m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 9 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 9" ROSE HARLEQUIN LUNCHEON PLATE #km87 $9.99 12h 22m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7" ROSE HARLEQUIN SALAD PLATE #rr66 $6.00 12h 35m
Vintage HARLEQUIN Sugar Bowl and Creamer ROSE Colored (AB747) Vintage HARLEQUIN Sugar Bowl and Creamer ROSE Colored (AB747) $19.99 12h 43m
Lot of 4 Vintage HARLEQUIN Teacup Mugs Mismatched (AB754) Lot of 4 Vintage HARLEQUIN Teacup Mugs Mismatched (AB754) $19.99 12h 45m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Penguin Homer Laughlin Harlequin Penguin 0 $1.99 13h 56m
Vintage Set of 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer Turquoise Vintage Set of 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer Turquoise $14.95 14h 9m
Vintage Riviera Gravy Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin China Harlequin mauve blue 1940s Vintage Riviera Gravy Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin China Harlequin mauve blue 1940s $7.50 14h 38m
1939 VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN ROSE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE FIESTA 1939 VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN ROSE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE FIESTA $24.00 14h 55m
VTG 1959 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN TURQUOISE 5 VTG 1959 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN TURQUOISE 5" FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA $19.99 14h 55m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN PATTERN 1939 ROSE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN PATTERN 1939 ROSE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA FIESTAWARE $24.99 14h 57m
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 14h 57m
VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN YELLOW FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN YELLOW FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA $11.99 14h 58m
VINTAGE RARE SUGAR BOWL NO LID HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE FIESTA VINTAGE RARE SUGAR BOWL NO LID HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE FIESTA $49.99 14h 59m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  ORIGINAL  RED  TALL  WATER  TUMBLER  ===   RARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD ORIGINAL RED TALL WATER TUMBLER === RARE $29.99 15h 48m
HOMER  LAUGHLIN  HARLEQUIN  OLD  RED  BALL  WATER  PITCHER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN OLD RED BALL WATER PITCHER $49.99 15h 55m
8 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 5 5/8 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 5 5/8" DESSERT Sauce BERRY BOWLS Lotsa Color $82.35 16h 34m
10 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 6 1/4 10 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 6 1/4" DESSERT Bread PLATES - EIGHT COLORS!! $82.35 16h 34m
Harlequin Fiesta -  Homer Laughlin  Harlequin Fiesta - Homer Laughlin " Turquoise Blue " CUP & SAUCER Set $8.99 17h 4m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Gravy Sauce Boat Yellow Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy Sauce Boat Yellow 0 $25.00 17h 11m
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 17h 24m
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 17h 24m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE Teapot with lid Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE Teapot with lid $62.00 17h 27m
Set Of 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bowls 6.25 Set Of 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bowls 6.25" x 2", 6 Different Colors 0 $42.00 18h 24m
Lot of 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Oatmeal Bowls - Fiestaware Lot of 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Oatmeal Bowls - Fiestaware 0 $19.50 19h 3m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Sugar Bowl Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Sugar Bowl $4.95 19h 7m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Yellow 8 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Yellow 8" JUG PITCHER $45.00 19h 50m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CUP SAUCER AND SALAD PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CUP SAUCER AND SALAD PLATE $25.00 19h 51m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Single Footed Shaker Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Rose Single Footed Shaker $11.01 19h 57m
H. Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Deep Ceramic Plate/Flat Soup 8.5 H. Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Deep Ceramic Plate/Flat Soup 8.5"D 1959-65 $20.00 20h 11m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CUP & SAUCER SET - ORANGE / RED EXCELLENT COND! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN CUP & SAUCER SET - ORANGE / RED EXCELLENT COND! $11.99 22h 24m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Teapot-No Lid Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Teapot-No Lid $25.50 22h 58m
Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Yellow Donkey Figurine Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Yellow Donkey Figurine $75.00 23h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Cup and Saucer $10.00 1d 1h 56m
VINTAGE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN ROSE SUGAR BOWL LID ONLY VINTAGE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN ROSE SUGAR BOWL LID ONLY $36.00 1d 6h 4m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE 36s Bowl 8619812 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE 36s Bowl 8619812 $93.95 1d 6h 33m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 36S  2 1/2 Ring Oatmeal Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 36S 2 1/2 Ring Oatmeal Bowl $8.00 1d 8h 8m
homer laughlin harlequin Chartreuse oval Plater 12 homer laughlin harlequin Chartreuse oval Plater 12" 0 $19.99 1d 8h 25m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin CHARTREUSE Creamer and Sugar Bowl Lid Excellent Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin CHARTREUSE Creamer and Sugar Bowl Lid Excellent 1 $24.99 1d 8h 44m
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7" MEDIUM GREEN HARLEQUIN PLATE #am8 $24.99 1d 9h 33m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Fiesta Ware 4 piece lot  217.01 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Fiesta Ware 4 piece lot 217.01 $25.20 1d 9h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Grey Fiesta Ware 7 piece lot  217.02 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Grey Fiesta Ware 7 piece lot 217.02 $18.00 1d 10h 2m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Fiesta Ware 4 piece lot  217.03 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Fiesta Ware 4 piece lot 217.03 $22.50 1d 10h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11" Platter Mauve Blue Rose 2 piece lot 217.04 $36.00 1d 10h 38m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11" Platter Gray Yellow 2 piece lot 217.05 $36.00 1d 10h 41m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 2 piece platter lot  Yellow Turquoise 217.06 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 2 piece platter lot Yellow Turquoise 217.06 $40.50 1d 10h 45m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 5 9/16 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 4 piece lot 5 9/16" fruit bowl mixed 217.07 $31.50 1d 11h
Vintage HARLEQUIN Grey Sugar Bowl with Lid (AB771) Vintage HARLEQUIN Grey Sugar Bowl with Lid (AB771) $38.99 1d 11h 26m
Vintage FIESTA HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE Covered Sugar Bowl HOMER LAUGHLIN~ Vintage FIESTA HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE Covered Sugar Bowl HOMER LAUGHLIN~ 1 $9.99 1d 11h 53m
Homer Laughlin China HARLEQUIN Saucer and Cup Yellow MidCentury 1930-1960 Homer Laughlin China HARLEQUIN Saucer and Cup Yellow MidCentury 1930-1960 $10.00 1d 12h 28m
Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Harlequin, Yellow, Nice Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Harlequin, Yellow, Nice $26.99 1d 12h 39m
Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 7 Vintage, Antique, Homer Laughlin, Harlequin, 7" plate, Rose, Nice $7.65 1d 12h 39m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Maroon Service Water Pitcher Jug - 2qt ( 1938-1942 ) Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Maroon Service Water Pitcher Jug - 2qt ( 1938-1942 ) $56.76 1d 16h 8m
Homer Laughlin China orange Harlequin large ball jug or pitcher Homer Laughlin China orange Harlequin large ball jug or pitcher $50.00 1d 16h 15m
(9) Fiesta Ware Vintage Coffee Tea Cups Harlequin Triangle Handles (9) Fiesta Ware Vintage Coffee Tea Cups Harlequin Triangle Handles $34.99 1d 17h 23m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Water Tumbler - Fiestaware (1940 - 1943) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Water Tumbler - Fiestaware (1940 - 1943) $28.60 1d 18h 21m
Lot of 3 Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin Luncheon Salad Plates 7-1/4 Lot of 3 Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin Luncheon Salad Plates 7-1/4" $12.99 1d 18h 23m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN One Turquoise Coffee/Tea Cup &  2 Saucers Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN One Turquoise Coffee/Tea Cup & 2 Saucers $9.99 1d 18h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Two Pink Rose Coffee/Tea Cups & Saucers Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Two Pink Rose Coffee/Tea Cups & Saucers $12.99 1d 18h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN One Forest Green Coffee/Tea Cup Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN One Forest Green Coffee/Tea Cup $9.99 1d 18h 35m
RARE VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE TUMBLER FIESTA RARE VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE TUMBLER FIESTA $99.99 1d 19h 53m
Harlequin Vintage Style ROSE Pie Bird 4 Harlequin Vintage Style ROSE Pie Bird 4" Deco Duck (Fiesta Companion) Pottery $14.85 1d 21h 11m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue Cup & Saucer Mid Century 50's Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue Cup & Saucer Mid Century 50's Vtg $8.88 2d 30m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup & Saucer Mid Century 50's Vtg Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup & Saucer Mid Century 50's Vtg $8.88 2d 33m
Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiestaware sauceboat, Homer Laughlin Yellow Fiestaware sauceboat, "Harlequin" pattern 0 $8.00 2d 2h 3m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Dinner Plate 9 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Dinner Plate 9 1/4" two available EUC ~ $7.99 2d 3h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin MAUVE BLUE FRUIT BOWL 2 available EUC ~ Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin MAUVE BLUE FRUIT BOWL 2 available EUC ~ $4.99 2d 3h 54m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin ROSE FRUIT BOWL 2 available EUC ~ Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin ROSE FRUIT BOWL 2 available EUC ~ $4.99 2d 4h 7m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin YELLOW FRUIT BOWL 2 available EUC ~ Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin YELLOW FRUIT BOWL 2 available EUC ~ $4.99 2d 4h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin DARK FOREST GREEN  FRUIT BOWL ~ Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin DARK FOREST GREEN FRUIT BOWL ~ $4.99 2d 4h 18m
HLC Vintage Harlequin Lot - MAUVE BLUE - Hard To Find - Bowls + Cup/Saucer HLC Vintage Harlequin Lot - MAUVE BLUE - Hard To Find - Bowls + Cup/Saucer $24.99 2d 5h 9m
Homer Laughlin Traymore White With Gold Accents Demitasse Cup Homer Laughlin Traymore White With Gold Accents Demitasse Cup $8.00 2d 6h 1m
Harlequin Rose Set (8) dinner plates oatmeal fruit bowls saucers Fiesta Homer Harlequin Rose Set (8) dinner plates oatmeal fruit bowls saucers Fiesta Homer $48.00 2d 9h 24m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Penguin in Gold Finish Homer Laughlin Harlequin Penguin in Gold Finish $29.50 2d 10h 14m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Light Green Harlequin Casserole Lid - Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Light Green Harlequin Casserole Lid - Fiesta $43.56 2d 10h 16m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN MAVERICK ANIMAL-FISH -GOLD TRIM,  MINT. HOMER LAUGHLIN, FIESTA VINTAGE HARLEQUIN MAVERICK ANIMAL-FISH -GOLD TRIM, MINT. HOMER LAUGHLIN, FIESTA $25.00 2d 12h 3m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN MAVERICK ANIMAL-FISH -ALL GOLD,  MINT-. HOMER LAUGHLIN, FIESTA VINTAGE HARLEQUIN MAVERICK ANIMAL-FISH -ALL GOLD, MINT-. HOMER LAUGHLIN, FIESTA $25.00 2d 12h 5m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN ANIMAL -MAVERICK-LAMB-ALL GOLD, MINT-. HOMER LAUGHLIN, FIESTA VINTAGE HARLEQUIN ANIMAL -MAVERICK-LAMB-ALL GOLD, MINT-. HOMER LAUGHLIN, FIESTA $25.00 2d 12h 6m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN ANIMAL -MAVERICK-DUCK-GOLD TRIM, MINT-. HOMER LAUGHLIN, FIESTA VINTAGE HARLEQUIN ANIMAL -MAVERICK-DUCK-GOLD TRIM, MINT-. HOMER LAUGHLIN, FIESTA $25.00 2d 12h 7m

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