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Lilac Fiesta® (Post 1986)

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Meet Lilac Fiestaware

Lilac is a rich, deep lavender tone. A cheery color for dishes, unfortunately many observe that almost no food looks good on it. Of course, if you believe that, you are certainly welcome to buy the non-dishware items from disc pitchers to vases. Lilac is a great Fiesta dinnerware example of manufacturer Homer Laughlin China Co.'s (HLC) frequent dilemmas: Often the worst selling consumer products at the retail level later become the most prized.

HLC officially produced 42 pieces glazed in lilac, many of which were special limited runs offered as exclusives. The Fiesta Club of America were offered 300 round serving trays with decal for its members. The company's outlet store sold Denver mugs. Bloomingdale's exclusively sold lilac pyramid candleholders.

Limited runs of the bud vase, the medium vase, AD cup and saucer and buld candleholders were sold by a variety of speciality shops including Dishes Delmar in San Francisco and China Specialities.¹

Lilac is a strong favorite with collectors, it has become much harder to find in recent years. It was the first of Homer Laughlin's limited two-year colors, which later included chartreuse, pearl gray and juniper.

Why limit a color to two years? Jonathan Parry, Homer Laughlin's former art director says in Modern Fiesta 1986-Present, "It's really a marketing decision. We announce the color in advance and you know its going to be available for so long. Knowing this, many customers don't wait to buy the pieces they want."

Fiesta collectors and sellers auction items from the Lilac Fiesta line all the time. Check this page frequently to see all the current auctions.

Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Teaspoon 1237791 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Teaspoon 1237791 $25.99 2h 31m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handle Demitasse cup Fiesta Purple Demi Cup Retired 71701 Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handle Demitasse cup Fiesta Purple Demi Cup Retired 71701 $125.00 3h 38m
Fiestaware Lilac Tea Cup Teacup & Saucer Purple HTF Fiesta HLC  717 18 Fiestaware Lilac Tea Cup Teacup & Saucer Purple HTF Fiesta HLC 717 18 $35.00 10h 29m
Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate Fiesta Lilac Purple Retired HTF 717 19 Fiestaware Lilac Dinner Plate Fiesta Lilac Purple Retired HTF 717 19 $90.00 10h 35m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 12 Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 12" Fiesta Club Cake Plate Platter ~ RARE ~ 1 $114.99 11h 58m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 5-Piece Dish Setting ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 5-Piece Dish Setting ~ 0 $129.99 11h 58m
FIESTA LILAC, 2  LARGE MUGS, 3-1/2 FIESTA LILAC, 2 LARGE MUGS, 3-1/2" TALL, UNUSED, MINT CONDITION $55.00 12h 56m
FIESTA LILAC, 8 FIESTA LILAC, 8" SERVING BOWL, FACTORY MINT CONDITION $45.00 15h 2m
3 lot lilac Fiestaware bowls 7 3 lot lilac Fiestaware bowls 7" Lilac Salad Cereal Soup retired color 0 $69.99 18h 8m
Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl 717 38 Fiestaware Lilac Rimmed Soup Bowl Retired Fiesta Purple pasta bowl 717 38 $65.00 1d 3h 19m
Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac Covered Casserole First Quality New in Box Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac Covered Casserole First Quality New in Box $199.00 1d 4h 20m
New Fiestaware LILAC Covered Butter dish New Fiestaware LILAC Covered Butter dish $175.00 1d 5h 1m
New Fiestaware LILAC Gravy Boat New Fiestaware LILAC Gravy Boat $175.00 1d 5h 1m
New Fiestaware LILAC Tea Pot New Fiestaware LILAC Tea Pot $200.00 1d 5h 1m
New Fiestaware Disc Pitcher (large) New Fiestaware Disc Pitcher (large) $75.00 1d 5h 1m
New Fiestaware Mini Disc Pitcher New Fiestaware Mini Disc Pitcher $85.00 1d 5h 16m
FIESTA LILAC 3 YEAR PRODUCTION 9 FIESTA LILAC 3 YEAR PRODUCTION 9" LARGE RIM SOUP BOWL 1993-95 $50.00 1d 8h 47m
Fiesta® Large Disk Pitcher Lilac Retired by Homer Laughlin China Co. Fiesta® Large Disk Pitcher Lilac Retired by Homer Laughlin China Co. $60.00 1d 11h 10m
Fiestaware Lilac Mini Disc Pitcher Fiesta purple Mini Disk Pitcher 717 63 Fiestaware Lilac Mini Disc Pitcher Fiesta purple Mini Disk Pitcher 717 63 $65.00 1d 11h 39m
Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X35 Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X35 $45.00 1d 11h 51m
Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X33 Fiestaware Lilac Tom &Jerry style coffee mug X33 $45.00 1d 11h 52m
Fiestaware LILAC 5-pc Place Setting 1990s Era - Retired Plates Bowl Cup Saucer Fiestaware LILAC 5-pc Place Setting 1990s Era - Retired Plates Bowl Cup Saucer $139.50 1d 14h
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC 5 Pc: 64 OZ PITCHER, 4-6 OZ TUMBLER 60TH ANNIVERSARY HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC 5 Pc: 64 OZ PITCHER, 4-6 OZ TUMBLER 60TH ANNIVERSARY $110.00 1d 14h 39m
Fiesta Mini Disk Pitcher in Retired Lilac Fiesta Mini Disk Pitcher in Retired Lilac $75.00 2d 3h 27m
Fiesta Fiestaware Retired Lilac Large Oval Platter First Quality Unused Fiesta Fiestaware Retired Lilac Large Oval Platter First Quality Unused $119.00 2d 8h 57m
Fiesta Ware Retired Lilac Large Round Platter First Quality Unused Fiesta Ware Retired Lilac Large Round Platter First Quality Unused $149.00 2d 9h 24m
Fiesta Ware Retired Lilac Large Round Platter First Quality gently used Fiesta Ware Retired Lilac Large Round Platter First Quality gently used $129.00 2d 9h 31m
Fiesta retired Lilac Serving Bowl New in Box Fiesta retired Lilac Serving Bowl New in Box $69.00 2d 10h 24m
Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac Serving Bowl First Quality New in Box Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac Serving Bowl First Quality New in Box $89.00 2d 10h 26m
Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac Pie Baker First Quality New in Box Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac Pie Baker First Quality New in Box $129.00 2d 10h 48m
FIESTA SMALL LILAC DUCK  MAVERICK MENAGERIE • HARLEQUIN • VINTAGE POTTERY MOLD FIESTA SMALL LILAC DUCK MAVERICK MENAGERIE • HARLEQUIN • VINTAGE POTTERY MOLD $19.75 2d 10h 54m
Fiestaware LILAC Mini Disk Pitcher/Creamer 5-oz VHTF Fiesta Mint Condition Fiestaware LILAC Mini Disk Pitcher/Creamer 5-oz VHTF Fiesta Mint Condition $99.99 2d 10h 57m
Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac 12 Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac 12" Large Pasta Bowl New Unused $89.00 2d 11h 27m
Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac Large Disc Disk Pitcher First Quality Fiesta Fiestaware retired Lilac Large Disc Disk Pitcher First Quality $89.00 2d 11h 55m
New Fiesta Lilac 1/4lb Butter Dish 1996 60th Anniversary Edition Retired New Fiesta Lilac 1/4lb Butter Dish 1996 60th Anniversary Edition Retired $91.99 2d 13h 49m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Lilac 6 1/4 Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Lilac 6 1/4" Bud Vase - Retired - Excellent condition $90.00 2d 15h 4m
FIESTA® LILAC FLATWARE - 5 PC PLACE SETTING - RETIRED - NIB FIESTA® LILAC FLATWARE - 5 PC PLACE SETTING - RETIRED - NIB $59.95 3d 26m
FIESTA LILAC SALAD PLATE 7 1/4 FIESTA LILAC SALAD PLATE 7 1/4" A1500 $34.99 3d 6h 45m
Lilac Denver Mug - Homer Laughlin China HLC Fiesta Retired Lilac Mug Lilac Denver Mug - Homer Laughlin China HLC Fiesta Retired Lilac Mug $50.00 3d 14h
Fiestaware Lilac Mini Disc Pitcher 1994 Tri State Pottery Festival Fiestaware Lilac Mini Disc Pitcher 1994 Tri State Pottery Festival $70.00 4d 48m
Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handle Demitasse Fiesta Purple Demi Cup & Saucer Fiestaware Lilac Stick Handle Demitasse Fiesta Purple Demi Cup & Saucer $135.00 4d 2h 12m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA  SEA MIST GREEN 11 3/4 Homer Laughlin FIESTA SEA MIST GREEN 11 3/4" Chop Plate Very Nice $29.99 4d 2h 41m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Medium 19 oz Bowl, Soup, Cereal, Retired LILAC 12 Available Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Medium 19 oz Bowl, Soup, Cereal, Retired LILAC 12 Available $24.99 4d 5h 46m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware Salad Plate Retired LILAC 13 Available Fiesta® Dinner Ware Salad Plate Retired LILAC 13 Available $24.99 4d 5h 49m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware Jumbo Mug Retired LILAC 13 Available Fiesta® Dinner Ware Jumbo Mug Retired LILAC 13 Available $29.99 4d 5h 52m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware Circle Handle Coffee Mug Retired LILAC 13 Available Fiesta® Dinner Ware Circle Handle Coffee Mug Retired LILAC 13 Available $14.99 4d 5h 56m
FIESTA LILAC CUP AND SAUCER A300 FIESTA LILAC CUP AND SAUCER A300 $29.99 4d 6h 58m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Lilac Cereal Bowl 6 5/8 Fiesta Homer Laughlin China Lilac Cereal Bowl 6 5/8" 1 $8.99 4d 7h 20m
HTF FIESTA WARE LILAC Discontinued BOULLION CUP HTF FIESTA WARE LILAC Discontinued BOULLION CUP 1 $29.00 4d 13h 15m
HTF FIESTA WARE LILAC Discontinued Chop Plate 11 3/8 HTF FIESTA WARE LILAC Discontinued Chop Plate 11 3/8" in Box 0 $39.00 4d 13h 19m
Set Of Two FIESTA WARE Yellow Cream Soup Bowl HOMER LAUGHLIN  Retired Color Set Of Two FIESTA WARE Yellow Cream Soup Bowl HOMER LAUGHLIN Retired Color $20.00 4d 13h 19m
FIESTA LILAC STICK HANDLED DEMITASSE CUP/SAUCER , ORIG. SHIPPING  BOX, UNUSED FIESTA LILAC STICK HANDLED DEMITASSE CUP/SAUCER , ORIG. SHIPPING BOX, UNUSED $150.00 4d 13h 45m
Fiesta MEDIUM OVAL PLATTER -11 5/8 Fiesta MEDIUM OVAL PLATTER -11 5/8" Retired Color - LILAC $70.00 4d 23h 2m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Bouillon Cup 5585069 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Bouillon Cup 5585069 $73.95 5d 9h 13m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 2618401 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) 60th Anniversary Disc Pitcher 2618401 $133.95 6d 3h 56m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Fruit Dessert (Sauce) Bowl 5890613 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Fruit Dessert (Sauce) Bowl 5890613 $83.95 6d 4h 11m
2 FIESTA FIESTAWARE LILAC CEREAL BOWLS - HAVE SCRATCHES 2 FIESTA FIESTAWARE LILAC CEREAL BOWLS - HAVE SCRATCHES 0 $12.50 6d 10h 2m
Fiesta Lilac Purple Tea Teacup Cup & Saucer Fiestaware 1St Quality (b) Fiesta Lilac Purple Tea Teacup Cup & Saucer Fiestaware 1St Quality (b) $30.00 6d 10h 9m
Fiesta Retired Lilac Purple Coffee Mug Cup Fiestaware Fiesta Retired Lilac Purple Coffee Mug Cup Fiestaware $39.00 6d 11h 20m
HTF FIESTA WARE LILAC Flatware Serving set FORK SPOON CAKE PIE LIFTER HTF FIESTA WARE LILAC Flatware Serving set FORK SPOON CAKE PIE LIFTER 0 $69.00 6d 11h 58m
NIB FIESTA Lilac 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware NIB FIESTA Lilac 5 Piece Place Setting Flatware Silverware 0 $49.00 6d 11h 58m
HTF FIESTA WARE 1ST LILAC Stick Handle Cup & Sauce ESPRESSO DEMITASSE Set in Box HTF FIESTA WARE 1ST LILAC Stick Handle Cup & Sauce ESPRESSO DEMITASSE Set in Box 0 $99.00 6d 11h 58m
FIESTA LILAC  *AD /AFTER DINNER CUP & SAUCER* HARD TO FIND* FIESTA LILAC *AD /AFTER DINNER CUP & SAUCER* HARD TO FIND* $100.00 6d 11h 59m
'93 Vintage Retired Fiesta LILAC 5 Piece X 8 Flatware Fiestaware MIB UNUSED 40pc '93 Vintage Retired Fiesta LILAC 5 Piece X 8 Flatware Fiestaware MIB UNUSED 40pc $895.00 7d 4h 9m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) 3 5/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) 3 5/8" Bulb Candleholder 1676813 $93.95 8d 7h 20m
FIESTA LILAC, 2  9 FIESTA LILAC, 2 9" RIMMED SOUP BOWLS, BOTH WITH FACTORY FLAWS, NO DAMAGE $40.00 8d 12h 27m
FIESTA LILAC 8-3/8 FIESTA LILAC 8-3/8" SERVING BOWL, GREAT CONDITION $60.00 8d 12h 40m
FIESTA LILAC 2-1/2 FIESTA LILAC 2-1/2" CREAMER, EXCELLENT UNUSED CONDITION, $60.00 8d 13h 26m
Vintage Retired Fiesta Lilac Mug Vintage Retired Fiesta Lilac Mug $24.99 8d 20h 29m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) 8 3/8 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) 8 3/8" Round Vegetable Bowl 1185464 $83.95 9d 8h 42m
LOT OF 8EA FIESTA ☆ 461 LILAC 19oz MEDIUM CEREAL BOWLS retired color Post 86 LOT OF 8EA FIESTA ☆ 461 LILAC 19oz MEDIUM CEREAL BOWLS retired color Post 86 $320.00 10d 18m
COVERED BUTTER DISH lilac NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA COVERED BUTTER DISH lilac NEW HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA $99.99 10d 3h 47m
DINNER PLATE lilac HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10.5 DINNER PLATE lilac HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA 10.5" 1st new $89.99 10d 3h 54m
Fiestaware Lilac Large Platter Fiesta HLC Retired Purple 13.5 Fiestaware Lilac Large Platter Fiesta HLC Retired Purple 13.5" Serving Platter $90.00 10d 11h 41m
6oz TUMBLER JUICE CUP lilac 60th anniversary FIESTA 6oz TUMBLER JUICE CUP lilac 60th anniversary FIESTA $29.99 11d 7h 33m
 Homer Laughlin Fiesta LILAC Large Cereal Bowl Homer Laughlin Fiesta LILAC Large Cereal Bowl $40.00 11d 8h 53m
Fiesta®, Dinner ware, AD Saucer, Demitasse, Lilac purple, Hard to Find, Nice Fiesta®, Dinner ware, AD Saucer, Demitasse, Lilac purple, Hard to Find, Nice $44.99 11d 15h 6m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Creamer 1025190 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Creamer 1025190 $93.95 11d 18h 26m
Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Sugar Bowl 1025220 Homer Laughlin FIESTA LILAC (CONTEMPORARY) Sugar Bowl 1025220 $113.95 11d 19h 44m
Fiesta Ware Lilac Water Pitcher HTF Fiesta Ware Lilac Water Pitcher HTF $69.99 12d 7h 1m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Lilac 4 oz Mini Disk Creamer Homer Laughlin Fiesta Ware Lilac 4 oz Mini Disk Creamer $101.68 12d 12h 46m
FIESTA LILAC 5-5/8 FIESTA LILAC 5-5/8", 32oz MEDIUM DISK PITCHER, ORIG. SHIPPING BOX, UNUSED $150.00 12d 13h 5m
Fiestaware Lilac Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired Light Purple Tea Cup Fiestaware Lilac Teacup and Saucer Fiesta Limited Retired Light Purple Tea Cup $33.00 12d 13h 36m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC 4 PIECE 9 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC 4 PIECE 9" DINNER KNIFE LAVENDER PURPLE FIESTAWARE! $39.95 14d 10h 33m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC 4 PIECE 6 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC 4 PIECE 6" SALAD FORK LAVENDER PURPLE FIESTAWARE! $28.46 14d 10h 41m
MINI DISK PITCHER creamer lilac purple NEW FIESTA  5 OZ. MINI DISK PITCHER creamer lilac purple NEW FIESTA 5 OZ. $94.99 15d 6h 49m
Fiestaware Lilac Cake Server HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Purple Serving Pie Lifter Fiestaware Lilac Cake Server HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Purple Serving Pie Lifter $70.00 15d 12h 54m
Fiestaware Lilac Salad Fork HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Purple Serving Fiestaware Lilac Salad Fork HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Purple Serving $70.00 15d 12h 54m
Fiestaware Lilac Serving Spoon HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Purple Fiestaware Lilac Serving Spoon HLC Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Retired Purple $70.00 15d 12h 54m
HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC SUGAR SWEETENER HOLDER CADDY 3 1/2 HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA LILAC SUGAR SWEETENER HOLDER CADDY 3 1/2" CERAMIC $78.85 16d 5h 12m
Post 1986's Fiestaware Tom & Jerry Mug, Retired Lilac Post 1986's Fiestaware Tom & Jerry Mug, Retired Lilac $35.00 16d 7h 55m
Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Tumbler, Juice Tumbler, 60th anniversary, Retired LILAC Fiesta® Dinner Ware, Tumbler, Juice Tumbler, 60th anniversary, Retired LILAC $42.99 16d 9h 8m
Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Lilac Serving Vegetable Bowl (Retired color) Vintage Fiesta Fiestaware Lilac Serving Vegetable Bowl (Retired color) $50.00 17d 2h 1m
CHINA SPECIALITIES FIESTA LILAC PENGUIN MAVERICK MENAGERIE HARLEQUIN RECREATION CHINA SPECIALITIES FIESTA LILAC PENGUIN MAVERICK MENAGERIE HARLEQUIN RECREATION $20.75 17d 9h 19m
FIESTA LILAC 1/4 LB. COVERED BUTTER,  UNUSED  CONDITION FIESTA LILAC 1/4 LB. COVERED BUTTER, UNUSED CONDITION $95.00 17d 13h 23m
Fiesta Retired LILAC Demitasse Stick Cup ~ Fiesta Retired LILAC Demitasse Stick Cup ~ $65.00 18d 12h 12m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC JUMBO MUG + Saucer ~ $59.99 18d 12h 14m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC Coffee Tea Mug ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC Coffee Tea Mug ~ $29.99 18d 12h 15m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 60th Anniversary Large Disc Pitcher ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC 60th Anniversary Large Disc Pitcher ~ $79.99 18d 12h 25m
Fiesta RETIRED LILAC Relish Corn Tray  ~ Fiesta RETIRED LILAC Relish Corn Tray ~ $75.00 19d 12h 20m

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