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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 China set Harlequin Fiesta RARE in Orig. Box 3-piece set 1983 NOS Homer Laughlin China set Harlequin Fiesta RARE in Orig. Box 3-piece set 1983 NOS $39.99 1h 35m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Dinnerware Rose Gravy Sauce Boat VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Dinnerware Rose Gravy Sauce Boat $12.99 2h 4m
Lot of 8 Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Yellow Rose Turquoise Cup Saucer Bowl Lot of 8 Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Yellow Rose Turquoise Cup Saucer Bowl $12.95 3h 4m
Vintage 3 Piece Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Bowls & Bread Plate Vintage 3 Piece Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Bowls & Bread Plate $14.99 3h 30m
Vintage Harlequin Red Rose After Dinner Demitasse Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Red Rose After Dinner Demitasse Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin $17.99 3h 37m
Vintage ROSE HARLEQUIN LUNCHEON PLATE Homer Laughlin Vintage ROSE HARLEQUIN LUNCHEON PLATE Homer Laughlin $14.99 3h 40m
Vintage Harlequin Red Rose Homer Laughlin Cereal Soup Salad Bowls Vintage Harlequin Red Rose Homer Laughlin Cereal Soup Salad Bowls $16.99 3h 42m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, 7 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, 7" Salad Plate, Red, Nice $11.50 4h 12m
Set of (4) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE Cup & Saucer Sets Set of (4) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE Cup & Saucer Sets $38.00 5h 17m
HTF VINTAGE OLDER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE LUNCH LUNCHEON PLATE HTF VINTAGE OLDER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE LUNCH LUNCHEON PLATE 0 $5.50 5h 38m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plate 7 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plate 7 1/4" Turquoise $8.99 5h 40m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4" Dinner Plate Mauve $9.99 5h 44m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4" Dinner Plate Rose Pink $9.99 5h 46m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4" Dinner Plate Chartreuse $9.99 5h 50m
Vintage Mid-Century Tea Cup Saucer 6p Lot Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Vintage Mid-Century Tea Cup Saucer 6p Lot Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow $79.99 5h 52m
HTF VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED CORAL LARGE ROUND CHOP PLATE PLATTER HTF VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED CORAL LARGE ROUND CHOP PLATE PLATTER 0 $14.50 7h 45m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern CORAL 1979 issue CHOP PLATE Round Platter HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern CORAL 1979 issue CHOP PLATE Round Platter $26.21 7h 55m
Set Lot of 12 cups Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin muti colored unmarked cups Set Lot of 12 cups Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin muti colored unmarked cups $54.00 8h 44m
Vintage Mid Century Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cup And Saucer Gray Grey Coffee Vintage Mid Century Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cup And Saucer Gray Grey Coffee $10.50 8h 59m
Vintage Mid Century Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cup And Saucer Yellow Coffee Vintage Mid Century Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cup And Saucer Yellow Coffee $10.50 9h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 8” Round Vegetable Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 8” Round Vegetable Bowl $29.99 9h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl $29.99 9h 42m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl $29.99 9h 43m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 10” Dinner Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 10” Dinner Plate $19.99 9h 48m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 11” Oval Serving Platter Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 11” Oval Serving Platter $17.99 9h 50m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 13” Oval Serving Platter Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 13” Oval Serving Platter $19.99 9h 54m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Jug 22 ounce Homer Laughlin Rose Water Jug  Vintage Harlequin Rose Jug 22 ounce Homer Laughlin Rose Water Jug $60.00 9h 59m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green 7 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green 7 1/2" Salad Bowl $11.99 10h 16m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Tea Cups Chartreuse Green Turquoise Grey Harlequin Homer Laughlin Tea Cups Chartreuse Green Turquoise Grey $22.50 11h 46m
Harlequin Turquoise Teapot Homer Laughlin Vintage Deco Mid-Century Harlequin Turquoise Teapot Homer Laughlin Vintage Deco Mid-Century $24.99 12h 47m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE DOUBLE EGG CUP VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE DOUBLE EGG CUP $29.99 12h 48m
Vintage Serving Bowl Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Pink 8.75 Vintage Serving Bowl Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Pink 8.75" 1950's Fiesta $5.50 13h 20m
HARLEQUIN YELLOW (older) by HOMER LAUGHLIN Round Vegetable Bowl Nappy 8 3/4 HARLEQUIN YELLOW (older) by HOMER LAUGHLIN Round Vegetable Bowl Nappy 8 3/4" 0 $18.95 13h 25m
Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Vintage Creamer, Medium Green Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Vintage Creamer, Medium Green $9.80 13h 38m
Beautiful Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Luncheon Plate 9 1/4 Beautiful Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Luncheon Plate 9 1/4" $10.00 14h
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9" Red Oval Baker in Amazing Condition 0 $29.99 14h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Chartreuse Oatmeal Bowls 3 Bowls in 1 Auction Homer Laughlin Harlequin Chartreuse Oatmeal Bowls 3 Bowls in 1 Auction 0 $24.99 14h 11m
Vintage MCM Homer Laughlin Vintage MCM Homer Laughlin "Harlequin" Cup & Saucer Set - Red Orange Art Deco 0 $19.99 14h 18m
Vintage HARLEQUIN China DEMITASSE half CUP Fiesta original Rose Vintage HARLEQUIN China DEMITASSE half CUP Fiesta original Rose 0 $9.99 15h 7m
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 $11.99 15h 38m
HOMER LAUGHLIN.. HOMER LAUGHLIN.."HARLEQUIN" Dinner Plate + Cereal (x3)..Exl Cond..FREE Shipping! $72.69 16h 46m
HOMER LAUGHLIN.. HOMER LAUGHLIN.."HARLEQUIN" Dinner Plate + Cereal (x3)..Exl Cond..FREE Shipping! $72.69 17h 4m
Homer Laughlin China 1950's Rose Color HARLEQUIN Gravy - Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin China 1950's Rose Color HARLEQUIN Gravy - Sauce Boat $11.00 1d 1h 31m
Harlequin Yellow Tea Cup Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware MidCentury Modern Harlequin Yellow Tea Cup Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware MidCentury Modern $12.95 1d 2h 1m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Vintage Gravy Boat, and Salt and Pepper Shakers Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Vintage Gravy Boat, and Salt and Pepper Shakers $39.00 1d 3h 8m
Lot of 2 Old Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups Rose and Gray Teacups Lot of 2 Old Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups Rose and Gray Teacups $10.95 1d 3h 28m
Vintage Miniature Harlequin Rose/Pink Novelty Creamer Homer Laughlin Fiesta Vintage Miniature Harlequin Rose/Pink Novelty Creamer Homer Laughlin Fiesta $22.00 1d 3h 43m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Tea Cup Set of 4 Vintage Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Tea Cup Set of 4 Vintage Fiestaware $11.00 1d 5h 39m
6 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Plates 9 1/2 6 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Plates 9 1/2" Vintage Blue, Yellow, Green, Turquoise $16.50 1d 6h 16m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl - Choice $11.99 1d 7h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl - Choice $11.99 1d 7h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl - Choice $11.99 1d 7h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice $7.99 1d 7h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice $7.99 1d 7h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice $11.99 1d 7h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice $9.99 1d 7h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate - Choice $9.99 1d 7h 51m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MUAVE 6 PIECE PLATE SETTING. VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MUAVE 6 PIECE PLATE SETTING. $50.00 1d 7h 51m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice $13.99 1d 8h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice $13.99 1d 8h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice $17.99 1d 8h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice $16.49 1d 8h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl - Choice $17.99 1d 8h 29m
3 Original Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pottery - (3)  Soup Bowls Plates 3 Original Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pottery - (3) Soup Bowls Plates $19.50 1d 8h 45m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Tea Cups And Creamer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Tea Cups And Creamer 0 $29.99 1d 12h 38m
RARE VTG 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA RARE VTG 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA $23.99 1d 18h 15m
VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1938 YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OATMEAL BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE ANTIQUE 1938 YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OATMEAL BOWL FIESTA $9.99 1d 18h 15m
VTG ANTIQUE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA VTG ANTIQUE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA $24.99 1d 18h 15m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice $9.99 2d 4h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice $9.99 2d 4h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice $9.99 2d 4h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice $9.99 2d 4h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice $9.99 2d 4h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate - Choice $9.99 2d 4h 40m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Plates 9 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Plates 9 1/2" (2 plates) Pink and Blue Vintage $7.99 2d 5h 1m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Bread Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Bread Plate $6.99 2d 5h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 7 3/8” Individual Salad Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 7 3/8” Individual Salad Bowl $18.99 2d 5h 15m
4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Salad Side Dessert Plates 7 1/4 4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Salad Side Dessert Plates 7 1/4" 0 $24.99 2d 5h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 7 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 7 1/4" Plates (Set of 2) Pink/Blue $7.99 2d 7h 22m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Plates 9 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Plates 9 1/2" (2 plates) $6.99 2d 7h 27m
Homer Laughlin ~ Harlequin ~ Blue ~ small fruit bowls Homer Laughlin ~ Harlequin ~ Blue ~ small fruit bowls 0 $10.99 2d 8h 3m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin ROSE 7 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin ROSE 7 1/2" Salad Bowl Mid Century 50's Vintage $18.95 2d 8h 25m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Creamer and Sugar Set Vintage Homer Laughlin  Vintage Harlequin Rose Creamer and Sugar Set Vintage Homer Laughlin $55.00 2d 9h 26m
Vintage Harlequin Red Water Service Jug Homer Laughlin Ball Pitcher Vintage Harlequin Red Water Service Jug Homer Laughlin Ball Pitcher $55.00 2d 9h 38m
5  piece lot Vintage HARLEQUIN  FIESTA  COLORS Shakers, Plates, Oval Baker Bowl 5 piece lot Vintage HARLEQUIN FIESTA COLORS Shakers, Plates, Oval Baker Bowl $25.00 2d 11h 42m
**HARLEQUIN GREEN (2)  CUPS & (1) SAUCER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R **HARLEQUIN GREEN (2) CUPS & (1) SAUCER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R $15.99 2d 12h 8m
**HARLEQUIN FOREST GREEN (2) 9 ¼” LUNCHEON PLATES HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R **HARLEQUIN FOREST GREEN (2) 9 ¼” LUNCHEON PLATES HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R $18.99 2d 12h 9m
**HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE (1) 9 1/4 **HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE (1) 9 1/4" LUNCHEON PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN #2 UW20-R $12.99 2d 12h 10m
**HARLEQUIN RED/ORANGE (1) 8 ¾” ROUND VEGETABLE BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN-UW20-R **HARLEQUIN RED/ORANGE (1) 8 ¾” ROUND VEGETABLE BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN-UW20-R $15.00 2d 12h 10m
**HARLEQUIN ROSE (1) 5 ½ FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R **HARLEQUIN ROSE (1) 5 ½ FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R $12.99 2d 12h 11m
**HARLEQUIN ROSE (1) CUP & SAUCER - HOMER LAUGHLIN #4-MS22-R **HARLEQUIN ROSE (1) CUP & SAUCER - HOMER LAUGHLIN #4-MS22-R $1,399.00 2d 12h 13m
**HARLEQUIN PITCHER 24 OZ ROSE Tankard JUG HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R **HARLEQUIN PITCHER 24 OZ ROSE Tankard JUG HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R $35.00 2d 12h 13m
**HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS-22-R **HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS-22-R $12.99 2d 12h 14m
**HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE (1) 5 ½ FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R **HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE (1) 5 ½ FRUIT BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN-MS22-R $13.99 2d 12h 15m
Vintage Harlequin Green Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin 8.5 inch serving bowl Vintage Harlequin Green Nappy Bowl Homer Laughlin 8.5 inch serving bowl $35.00 2d 12h 15m
**HARLEQUIN YELLOW PAIR SHAKERS HOMER LAUGHLIN-UW20-R **HARLEQUIN YELLOW PAIR SHAKERS HOMER LAUGHLIN-UW20-R $35.00 2d 12h 15m
Vintage Harlequin Mauve Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Blue Sauce Boat  Vintage Harlequin Mauve Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Blue Sauce Boat $40.00 2d 12h 16m
**HARLEQUIN YELLOW (1) 10” DINNER PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN #B UW20-R **HARLEQUIN YELLOW (1) 10” DINNER PLATE HOMER LAUGHLIN #B UW20-R $10.00 2d 12h 17m
**HARLEQUIN YELLOW (1) 11 3/8 **HARLEQUIN YELLOW (1) 11 3/8" OVAL PLATTER HOMER LAUGHLIN UW20-R $19.99 2d 12h 18m
Vintage Harlequin Medium Green 36s Oatmeal Bowl Homer Laughlin HTF bowl Vintage Harlequin Medium Green 36s Oatmeal Bowl Homer Laughlin HTF bowl $35.00 2d 12h 32m

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