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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 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bowl - Rose EXCELLENT CONDITION Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bowl - Rose EXCELLENT CONDITION $39.99 2h 27m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer - Turquoise Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer - Turquoise $21.99 2h 29m
Vintage Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Yellow Homer Laughlin China 5 Vintage Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Yellow Homer Laughlin China 5" dia Fiesta B 0 $8.20 5h 20m
Lot of 2 HLC Fiesta Harlequin 7 Lot of 2 HLC Fiesta Harlequin 7" Plates Yellow mint $8.99 6h 25m
Vintage Harlequin Ball Water Pitcher Jug Homer Laughlin Maroon Vintage Harlequin Ball Water Pitcher Jug Homer Laughlin Maroon 0 $24.99 7h 9m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer (4 sets) Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer (4 sets) 0 $10.00 8h 12m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin ROSE 7 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin ROSE 7 1/2" Salad Bowl Mid Century 50's Vintage $18.95 11h 23m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Creamer and Sugar Set Vintage Homer Laughlin  Vintage Harlequin Rose Creamer and Sugar Set Vintage Homer Laughlin $55.00 12h 25m
Vintage Harlequin Red Water Service Jug Homer Laughlin Ball Pitcher Vintage Harlequin Red Water Service Jug Homer Laughlin Ball Pitcher $55.00 12h 37m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Coffee Tea Cup 2.75 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Coffee Tea Cup 2.75" High x 4.75" Wide 0 $5.00 14h 16m
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 14h 41m
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 15h 14m
Vintage Harlequin Mauve Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Blue Sauce Boat  Vintage Harlequin Mauve Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Blue Sauce Boat $40.00 15h 14m
Vintage Harlequin Medium Green 36s Oatmeal Bowl Homer Laughlin HTF bowl Vintage Harlequin Medium Green 36s Oatmeal Bowl Homer Laughlin HTF bowl $35.00 15h 30m
Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Small Bowl Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Fruit Bowl Homer Laughlin Small Bowl $25.00 15h 31m
Homer Laughlin Yellow Sugar Creamer Harlequin  Riviera Vintage Dishes Homer Laughlin Yellow Sugar Creamer Harlequin Riviera Vintage Dishes 0 $12.99 15h 34m
Vintage Harlequin Gray Creamer & Sugar Bowl Excellent Condition HTF 50's Color Vintage Harlequin Gray Creamer & Sugar Bowl Excellent Condition HTF 50's Color 0 $32.00 16h 16m
Lot HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Chartreuse pattern CUP un-used maroon shaker Lot HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Chartreuse pattern CUP un-used maroon shaker 0 $16.77 16h 16m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 9 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, 9" plate, medium green, red, mauve blue, 0 $21.99 16h 17m
Vintage HARLEQUIN Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Mauve Blue Sauce Dish Vintage HARLEQUIN Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Mauve Blue Sauce Dish 1 $3.99 17h 7m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Medium Green pattern CUP HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Medium Green pattern CUP $13.37 17h 19m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Red pattern 80-oz Pitcher or Ball Jug HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Red pattern 80-oz Pitcher or Ball Jug $50.22 17h 31m
Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin Novelty Ball Creamer, Fiesta Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin Novelty Ball Creamer, Fiesta Fiestaware $24.99 17h 33m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN YELLOW 8-5/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN YELLOW 8-5/8" Round Vegetable Bowl (no lid) 0 $19.99 17h 40m
4 Homer Lauglin HARLEQUIN 6-1/4 4 Homer Lauglin HARLEQUIN 6-1/4" Bread Plates EXCELLENT Maroon/Blue/Green/Yellow 0 $9.99 17h 40m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN FIESTA MAUVE BLUE INDIVIDUAL CREAMER VINTAGE HARLEQUIN FIESTA MAUVE BLUE INDIVIDUAL CREAMER 0 $19.99 18h 16m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Covered Casserole, Homer Laughlin China, Fiesta NR Vintage Harlequin Rose Covered Casserole, Homer Laughlin China, Fiesta NR $74.99 19h 3m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin 11 Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin 11" Turquoise Serving Platter/Plate $14.99 22h 37m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer $18.99 1d 1h 10m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Creamer & Sugar Bowl Art Deco Mid-century Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Creamer & Sugar Bowl Art Deco Mid-century 1 $20.00 1d 2h 17m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Fiesta Multi-color 16 PC CUP and SAUCER LOT Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Fiesta Multi-color 16 PC CUP and SAUCER LOT 0 $39.98 1d 3h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Periwinkle Gravy/Sauce Boat Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Periwinkle Gravy/Sauce Boat $19.99 1d 4h 54m
Vintage Harlequin Nut Dish - Atomic Red Vintage Harlequin Nut Dish - Atomic Red $59.99 1d 4h 57m
OLD VTG 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA OLD VTG 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA $16.99 1d 5h 57m
VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA VINTAGE 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA $34.99 1d 5h 57m
Two Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Gray INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWLS Fiesta GOOD! Two Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Gray INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWLS Fiesta GOOD! $19.95 1d 6h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Basketweave Nut Dish ~ Excellent Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Basketweave Nut Dish ~ Excellent $19.95 1d 6h 54m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Serving Bowls  8.5 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Serving Bowls  8.5" rose and maroon  $29.99 1d 7h 2m
Five Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin 9 1/4” LUNCHEON PLATE 1939-1959. Five Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin 9 1/4” LUNCHEON PLATE 1939-1959. $50.00 1d 7h 3m
4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green 6 1/4 4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green 6 1/4" Bowls - Fruit or Cereal $14.99 1d 7h 5m
6 Vintage Homer Laughlin 6 Vintage Homer Laughlin "Harlequin"  6 1/4” Fruit Bowls $40.00 1d 7h 9m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cups 2 3/4 High By 3 1/2 Wide Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cups 2 3/4 High By 3 1/2 Wide $20.00 1d 7h 9m
8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread Plates 6 1/4 8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread Plates 6 1/4" Mixed Colors $34.99 1d 7h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin 7 ¼” Salad Plates Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin 7 ¼” Salad Plates $30.00 1d 7h 12m
Four Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Vintage Tea Cups And Saucers Fiesta Ware Four Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Vintage Tea Cups And Saucers Fiesta Ware $28.99 1d 7h 13m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Oval Bakers Dishes 9 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Oval Bakers Dishes 9 1/4" Vintage Unmarked $27.00 1d 7h 16m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ball Creamer - 4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ball Creamer - 4" Rose $33.00 1d 7h 19m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Vintage Teacup 2 5/8 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Vintage Teacup 2 5/8" Cup and Saucer Yellow $10.00 1d 7h 43m
Vintage Yellow Harlequin Gravy Boat Harlequin HLCC Yellow Sauce Boat Vintage Yellow Harlequin Gravy Boat Harlequin HLCC Yellow Sauce Boat $18.00 1d 8h 5m
Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Cup only, Vintage USA, Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Cup only, Vintage USA, $10.00 1d 8h 29m
Vtg FIESTA WARE Harlequin yellow ball pitcher mm ww FARM COT CHIC Vtg FIESTA WARE Harlequin yellow ball pitcher mm ww FARM COT CHIC $19.95 1d 8h 43m
Harlequin Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin USA Green Vintage Harlequin Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin USA Green Vintage $24.99 1d 9h 28m
HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow 7 HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow 7" Salad Dessert Plates Set Of 4 $32.99 1d 10h 10m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Creamer Perfect Condition Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Creamer Perfect Condition $20.00 1d 10h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Covered Sugar Bowl Perfect Condition Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Covered Sugar Bowl Perfect Condition $24.95 1d 10h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin BRIGHT YELLOW . Platter  Rings Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin BRIGHT YELLOW . Platter Rings 0 $14.99 1d 11h 8m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Cofee Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Rose Cofee Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin $21.99 1d 12h 47m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Cup & Saucer Homer Laughlin $17.99 1d 12h 54m
Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coral Homer Laughlin Pottery Vintage Retro Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coral Homer Laughlin Pottery Vintage Retro $24.99 1d 13h 4m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Creamer Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Creamer Homer Laughlin $7.99 1d 13h 9m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Saucers 2 Spruce Green 1 Turquoise 1 Forest Green Homer Laughlin Harlequin Saucers 2 Spruce Green 1 Turquoise 1 Forest Green 0 $7.50 1d 14h 36m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Mugs Lot of 3 Turquoise Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Mugs Lot of 3 Turquoise Vintage 0 $7.50 1d 14h 37m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Mugs Lot of 3 Yellow Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Mugs Lot of 3 Yellow Vintage 0 $7.50 1d 14h 39m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Maroon Yellow Rose Spruce Green Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Tea Cups Maroon Yellow Rose Spruce Green Vintage 0 $7.50 1d 14h 40m
NOVELTY DONKEY! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC NOVELTY DONKEY! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $165.00 1d 15h 14m
NOVELTY DUCK! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: MAROON HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC NOVELTY DUCK! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: MAROON HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $195.00 1d 15h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Salad Plate 7-1/2” Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Salad Plate 7-1/2” Fiesta $11.99 1d 15h 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Salad Plate 7-1/4” Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Salad Plate 7-1/4” Fiesta $11.99 1d 16h 55m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Tumbler Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Tumbler $25.00 1d 18h 24m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Green Creamer Handled NO Mark Vintage Retro   18 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Green Creamer Handled NO Mark Vintage Retro 18 0 $21.79 1d 20h 28m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern CUP - no saucer HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern CUP - no saucer $13.37 2d 2h 7m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern Individual Salad Soup Bowl - 7-3/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Grey pattern Individual Salad Soup Bowl - 7-3/8" $24.95 2d 2h 13m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Egg Cup - 3-3/4 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Egg Cup - 3-3/4" $20.07 2d 2h 40m
TILT BALL JUG! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery SPRUCE GREEN HARLEQUIN pattern EXC TILT BALL JUG! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery SPRUCE GREEN HARLEQUIN pattern EXC $95.00 2d 2h 42m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set - 2-1/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Demitasse Cup & Saucer Set - 2-1/8" $36.82 2d 2h 47m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Gravy Boat HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE Gravy Boat $20.95 2d 2h 49m
SUGAR w/LID! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: FOREST GREEN HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC SUGAR w/LID! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: FOREST GREEN HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $65.00 2d 2h 49m
SUGAR w/LID! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC SUGAR w/LID! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $25.00 2d 2h 51m
SET 2 DEMITASSE CUPS! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery ROSE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC SET 2 DEMITASSE CUPS! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery ROSE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $20.00 2d 3h 10m
NUT DISH! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC NUT DISH! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $20.00 2d 3h 13m
NUT DISH! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: MAUVE BLUE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC NUT DISH! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: MAUVE BLUE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $25.00 2d 3h 14m
Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11 Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin 11" Oval Serving Platter $14.00 2d 3h 33m
Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin 36 Cereal Bowl Dish  3.5 “ Vintage Old Antique Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin 36 Cereal Bowl Dish 3.5 “ Vintage Old Antique 0 $7.99 2d 3h 37m
MILK CREAMER! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: MAUVE BLUE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC MILK CREAMER! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: MAUVE BLUE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $30.00 2d 4h 32m
TEAPOT BASE! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: TURQUOISE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC TEAPOT BASE! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: TURQUOISE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $30.00 2d 4h 36m
SINGLE SHAKER! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: ROSE PINK HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC SINGLE SHAKER! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: ROSE PINK HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $15.00 2d 4h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Double Handled Soup Bowl  Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Double Handled Soup Bowl Fiesta $39.99 2d 5h 13m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Creamer~ Sugar Bowl w/ Lid Art Deco Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Creamer~ Sugar Bowl w/ Lid Art Deco $34.99 2d 5h 17m
Harlequin Pottery Cup & Saucer, Vintage Homer Laughlin,  USA Harlequin Pottery Cup & Saucer, Vintage Homer Laughlin, USA $25.00 2d 5h 40m
Vintage Rose Pink Harlequin Individual Salad Bowl -(Fiesta Family) Vintage Rose Pink Harlequin Individual Salad Bowl -(Fiesta Family) $8.00 2d 6h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Creamer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Creamer $14.99 2d 6h 28m
Four Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Sugar Bowls Art Deco Collection Four Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Sugar Bowls Art Deco Collection $49.99 2d 6h 34m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Yellow 11 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Yellow 11" Oval Platter $8.00 2d 7h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 6 1/4” Oatmeal Fruit Cereal Bowl Yellow Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 6 1/4” Oatmeal Fruit Cereal Bowl Yellow $8.00 2d 7h 25m
Homer Lauglin  Harlequin Salad / Dessert / Bread Plate Green 7 1 4” Homer Lauglin Harlequin Salad / Dessert / Bread Plate Green 7 1 4” $6.00 2d 7h 29m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Luncheon Plates Set Of 3 Vintage Blue Red-Orange Spruce Homer Laughlin Harlequin Luncheon Plates Set Of 3 Vintage Blue Red-Orange Spruce $20.00 2d 7h 42m
VINTAGE LAUGHLIN 5 Pcs HARLEQUIN Med Green Cup, Yellow Cup, Saucer 10” Plate EUC VINTAGE LAUGHLIN 5 Pcs HARLEQUIN Med Green Cup, Yellow Cup, Saucer 10” Plate EUC $34.95 2d 8h 4m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE 80 Oz Ball Pitcher OLDER VERSION Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN ROSE 80 Oz Ball Pitcher OLDER VERSION $44.76 2d 8h 38m
VINTAGE 5 PIECES HARLEQUIN POTTERY 1 PLATE 4 CUPS VINTAGE 5 PIECES HARLEQUIN POTTERY 1 PLATE 4 CUPS $0.99 2d 9h 39m
Two Vintage 1930’s Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cups Two Vintage 1930’s Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cups 0 $8.90 2d 10h 16m

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