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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
RARE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer In Maroon Color RARE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer In Maroon Color $55.00 54m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Yellow, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Yellow, Nice $26.99 2h 26m
Harlequin, Vintage, Fiesta, Antique, Homer Laughlin, 7 Harlequin, Vintage, Fiesta, Antique, Homer Laughlin, 7" plate, Rose, Nice $7.65 2h 26m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Individual Salad Bowl, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Individual Salad Bowl, Nice $23.39 2h 26m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, 10 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, 10" plate, Rose pink, Unmarked $25.19 2h 26m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Red, Very Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Red, Very Nice $22.49 2h 26m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin YELLOW Tea Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin YELLOW Tea Cup and Saucer 0 $6.99 3h 17m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Gravy Boat Rose Harlequin Homer Laughlin Gravy Boat Rose $2.99 3h 58m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Jug Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Jug 10 $28.00 11h 42m
VINTAGE 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN CORAL 12 VINTAGE 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN CORAL 12" CHOP PLATE FIESTA DINNERWARE $23.99 11h 56m
YELLOW 1938 HARLEQUIN TEA OR COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FIESTA YELLOW 1938 HARLEQUIN TEA OR COFFEE CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN FIESTA $7.99 11h 56m
VTG 1959 CHARTREUSE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA VTG 1959 CHARTREUSE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA $24.98 11h 57m
OLD VTG 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA OLD VTG 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA $23.99 11h 59m
RARE OLD VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN YELLOW TEA OR COFFEE CUP FIESTA EX RARE OLD VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN YELLOW TEA OR COFFEE CUP FIESTA EX $9.99 11h 59m
HLC ROSE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE FIESTA HLC ROSE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE FIESTA $7.99 12h 1m
1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA 1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA $23.99 12h 1m
RARE VINTAGE 1939 ROSE INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN FIESTA RARE VINTAGE 1939 ROSE INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN FIESTA $23.99 12h 1m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VINTAGE 1939 OLD ROSE 9 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VINTAGE 1939 OLD ROSE 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $7.99 12h 1m
2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Nut Dishes 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Nut Dishes $34.95 13h 34m
 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Serving Bowl  Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Serving Bowl $24.95 13h 50m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Red Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Red 2 $8.50 13h 58m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Yellow Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Yellow 0 $7.99 13h 59m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Rose Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Rose 0 $7.99 14h
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread & Butter Plate in Turquoise Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread & Butter Plate in Turquoise $5.60 14h 3m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plate in Turquoise Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plate in Turquoise $7.00 14h 6m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plate in Red Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plate in Red $8.40 14h 8m
3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread and Butter Plates 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread and Butter Plates $19.95 14h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plate in Yellow Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plate in Yellow $7.00 14h 11m
Harlequin Gray Vegetable Bowl Homer Laughlin 1936 Woolworths Harlequin Gray Vegetable Bowl Homer Laughlin 1936 Woolworths $12.99 14h 40m
EIGHT (8) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN EIGHT (8) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN "HARLEQUIN" RED PAT 4 1/4" TALL, 9 OZ. TUMBLERS $796.00 15h 23m
HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 3 CHINA TEA CUPS AND 2 SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 3 CHINA TEA CUPS AND 2 SAUCERS VINTAGE FIESTA $14.79 17h 27m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cups Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cups $12.00 21h 37m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN NOVELTY MINI CREAMER / PITCHER - YELLOW - ORIGINAL HLC VINTAGE HARLEQUIN NOVELTY MINI CREAMER / PITCHER - YELLOW - ORIGINAL HLC 0 $12.99 1d 1h 24m
Homer Laughlin China 1950's Rose Color HARLEQUIN Gravy - Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin China 1950's Rose Color HARLEQUIN Gravy - Sauce Boat $10.00 1d 1h 48m
Vintage Harlequin Red Covered Sugar Bowl w Lid Fiesta  HLC Vintage Harlequin Red Covered Sugar Bowl w Lid Fiesta HLC $68.00 1d 4h 10m
Vintage Harlequin Red Gravy Fiesta  HLC Vintage Harlequin Red Gravy Fiesta HLC $36.00 1d 4h 10m
2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Double Egg Cups Vintage Discontinued 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Double Egg Cups Vintage Discontinued $24.99 1d 5h 20m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Plates 9 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Plates 9 1/2" (2 plates) 0 $3.99 1d 5h 57m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Plates 9 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Plates 9 1/2" (2 plates) Pink and Blue Vintage 0 $3.99 1d 5h 58m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Vegatable Oval  Turquoise  Bowl Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vegatable Oval Turquoise Bowl 0 $4.71 1d 8h 30m
Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Double Egg Cup Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Double Egg Cup $35.00 1d 8h 33m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin TURQUOISE 8 3/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin TURQUOISE 8 3/4" Salad Bowl NAPPY BOWL 50's Vintage $49.95 1d 9h 45m
5 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE 9 1/4 5 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE 9 1/4" LUNCHEON PLATE 50's Vintage $69.95 1d 10h 18m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN GRAY GREY 9 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN GRAY GREY 9 1/4" LUNCHEON PLATE & BREAD 50's Vintage $24.95 1d 10h 33m
(4) 5 Piece Place Settings Homer Laughlin Harlequin China Dinnerware Plates Cups (4) 5 Piece Place Settings Homer Laughlin Harlequin China Dinnerware Plates Cups $149.99 1d 10h 40m
3 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE PLATTERS 11.5 X 9 50's Vintage 3 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE PLATTERS 11.5 X 9 50's Vintage $74.95 1d 10h 57m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 2 Yellow Sugar Bowls No Lids Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 2 Yellow Sugar Bowls No Lids 0 $3.99 1d 11h 33m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 3 Turquoise Nappy Bowls Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 3 Turquoise Nappy Bowls 0 $11.99 1d 11h 33m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin RED Oval Platter Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin RED Oval Platter $26.99 1d 12h 14m
 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Serving Bowl  Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Serving Bowl $20.95 1d 13h 14m
3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plates 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plates $20.95 1d 13h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Basketweave Light Green Nut Dishes Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Basketweave Light Green Nut Dishes 2 $60.00 1d 13h 43m
Vintage Harlequin Tea Cup piglet pink Homer Laughlin China 1950's have blue also Vintage Harlequin Tea Cup piglet pink Homer Laughlin China 1950's have blue also 0 $7.00 1d 17h 56m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray 9 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray 9" X 11.25" Oval Platter $15.00 1d 22h 48m
Set of 2 Harlequin Rose Teacups & Saucers Vintage Homer Laughlin China  Set of 2 Harlequin Rose Teacups & Saucers Vintage Homer Laughlin China  $6.99 1d 23h 28m
1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta  Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4 1 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Salad Side Dessert Plate 7 1/4" Spruce Green $10.97 2d 5m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Mauve Set of 2 Cups Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Mauve Set of 2 Cups 0 $20.00 2d 36m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Vegetable Bowl, Round Serving, Yellow Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Vegetable Bowl, Round Serving, Yellow 0 $20.00 2d 36m
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 2d 4h 51m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Teal Blue Yellow Lot of 2 Cups with Saucers Homer Laughlin Harlequin Teal Blue Yellow Lot of 2 Cups with Saucers $9.99 2d 5h 18m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 12 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 12" Round Coral Red Platter, Fiesta, Exc. 0 $4.00 2d 6h 14m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue (Turquoise?) Gravy Boat. Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue (Turquoise?) Gravy Boat. 0 $5.99 2d 6h 19m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat 0 $5.99 2d 6h 27m
Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Service Water Pitcher Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Service Water Pitcher $57.25 2d 7h
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 9 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 9" Lunch plate, Turquoise, blue $9.45 2d 8h 39m
2 Vintage Turquoise Harlequin Homer Laughlin China Luncheon Plate 9-1/4 2 Vintage Turquoise Harlequin Homer Laughlin China Luncheon Plate 9-1/4" America 0 $20.00 2d 8h 40m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 9 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 9" Lunch plate, Spruce, Green $9.45 2d 8h 45m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Gravy Sauce Boat Fiesta Deco Style Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Gravy Sauce Boat Fiesta Deco Style $16.99 2d 8h 53m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 7 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 7 1/4" Burgundy Maroon Salad Plate (Inv #B12) $11.00 2d 11h 1m
5 PIECES OF VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN 5 PIECES OF VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN 0 $30.00 2d 13h 2m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Demitasse Cup & Saucer in Yellow Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Demitasse Cup & Saucer in Yellow 0 $7.99 2d 13h 19m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Red Cup & Saucer Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Red Cup & Saucer 0 $5.99 2d 13h 20m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin  Green Cup & Saucer Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Green Cup & Saucer 0 $5.99 2d 13h 26m
Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Yellow  Cup & Saucer Vintage HLC Fiesta Harlequin Yellow Cup & Saucer 0 $5.99 2d 13h 28m
Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 6 Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 6" SAUCERS, Turquoise, Yellow And Rose $27.50 2d 13h 33m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN FIESTA BRIGHT YELLOW CREAMER VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN FIESTA BRIGHT YELLOW CREAMER 0 $8.00 2d 13h 41m
Vintage 1939 Rose Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Salad Bowl 7 1/2 inch Vintage 1939 Rose Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Salad Bowl 7 1/2 inch 0 $16.00 2d 14h 8m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE HANDLED SAUCE BOAT! HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE HANDLED SAUCE BOAT! $34.95 2d 14h 12m
Vtg HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose  (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery Vtg HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery $19.99 2d 14h 47m
HLC...HARLEQUIN 1950's DARK GREEN casserole with lid HLC...HARLEQUIN 1950's DARK GREEN casserole with lid $39.95 2d 15h 7m
Harlequin medium green tea cup Harlequin medium green tea cup $9.95 2d 15h 7m
3 VIntage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Colored Individual Salad Bowls 3 VIntage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Colored Individual Salad Bowls $23.99 2d 23h 7m
VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN YELLOW DINNER SIZE PLATE  - 10 inch VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN YELLOW DINNER SIZE PLATE - 10 inch $8.99 3d 25m
Harlequin rose 6 1/2 Harlequin rose 6 1/2" oatmeal bowl by Homer Laughlin $10.00 3d 2h 11m
Harlequin medium green 4 cups by Homer Laughlin company Harlequin medium green 4 cups by Homer Laughlin company $19.20 3d 2h 11m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN – COFFEE CUPS - SET of 3 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN – COFFEE CUPS - SET of 3 0 $11.99 3d 3h 20m
Homer Laughlin. Harlequin.  Set Of 4 Rose 9” Plates. Homer Laughlin. Harlequin. Set Of 4 Rose 9” Plates. 0 $35.00 3d 4h 9m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Green Luncheon Plate 1938 Forest Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Green Luncheon Plate 1938 Forest $14.99 3d 4h 56m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Blue Luncheon Plate Mauve Blue Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dinnerware Blue Luncheon Plate Mauve Blue Vintage $9.75 3d 4h 59m
Harlequin Blue Creamer and Sugar Homer Laughlin REDUCED Harlequin Blue Creamer and Sugar Homer Laughlin REDUCED 0 $14.50 3d 5h 52m
Two Harlequin Ball jugs in maroon and rose. Two Harlequin Ball jugs in maroon and rose. 0 $45.00 3d 6h 8m
Vtg Harlequin Medium Green 9 1/8 Vtg Harlequin Medium Green 9 1/8" Plate 0 $12.50 3d 7h 16m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN PATTERN 1939 ROSE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA FIESTAWARE HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN PATTERN 1939 ROSE LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA FIESTAWARE $24.99 3d 7h 40m
1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OPEN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT FIESTA 1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN OPEN SAUCE GRAVY BOAT FIESTA $23.99 3d 7h 40m
VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN YELLOW FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN YELLOW FRUIT DESSERT BOWL FIESTA $11.99 3d 7h 41m
3 Vintage Harlequin Saucers 3 Vintage Harlequin Saucers 0 $8.00 3d 7h 42m
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 $23.99 3d 7h 43m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Pitcher Jug Turquoise Blue Vintage Ball Jug Fiestaware Harlequin Homer Laughlin Pitcher Jug Turquoise Blue Vintage Ball Jug Fiestaware $55.00 3d 8h 7m
HLC Harlequin Individual Sugar Bowl Red NO Lid Vintage Fiestaware HLC Harlequin Individual Sugar Bowl Red NO Lid Vintage Fiestaware $32.99 3d 8h 47m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE (OLDER) Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1732409 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE (OLDER) Demitasse Cup & Saucer 1732409 $69.95 3d 9h 28m

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