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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 MAUVE BLUE SERVICE WATER PITCHER! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE SERVICE WATER PITCHER! $105.00 48m
3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Bread Plates 6 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Bread Plates 6" Saucer Green $28.95 57m
Vtg 1978 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 10” Dinner Plates Green & Pink/Red Vtg 1978 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 10” Dinner Plates Green & Pink/Red $44.95 1h 15m
Vtg 1978 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 10” Dinner Plates Blue & Yellow Vtg 1978 Homer Laughlin Fiestaware 10” Dinner Plates Blue & Yellow $39.55 1h 16m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW ART DECO OVAL PLATTER 12 VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW ART DECO OVAL PLATTER 12" 0 $19.00 2h 41m
Vintage Harlequin Tea Cup & Saucer Set turquoise blue Homer Laughlin China Vintage Harlequin Tea Cup & Saucer Set turquoise blue Homer Laughlin China $8.50 3h 1m
3 Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Go-With Bread Plates Rose Yellow & Green Ex++ 3 Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Go-With Bread Plates Rose Yellow & Green Ex++ $25.00 3h 1m
3 Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Go-With Cereal Bowls Plates Rose Yellow 3 Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Go-With Cereal Bowls Plates Rose Yellow $24.00 3h 1m
Very Nice Large Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Go-With Green Vegetable Serving Bowl Ex Very Nice Large Vintage Harlequin Fiesta Go-With Green Vegetable Serving Bowl Ex 0 $16.00 3h 5m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 3 Turquoise Nappy Bowls Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Set of 3 Turquoise Nappy Bowls 0 $11.99 3h 43m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Water Tumbler $49.00 3h 49m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Rose pink Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Rose pink $28.99 3h 56m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE SMALL OVAL 12 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE SMALL OVAL 12" Platter $14.99 4h 19m
Vintage Set (6) Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Pretty GREEN CUPS Vintage Set (6) Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Pretty GREEN CUPS $23.19 8h 16m
Lot of 2 Old Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups Rose and Gray Teacups Lot of 2 Old Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups Rose and Gray Teacups 0 $8.95 13h 37m
2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cups 'VERY NICE' 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cups 'VERY NICE' $12.50 17h 24m
Harlequin Yellow Cup And Saucer Harlequin Yellow Cup And Saucer $10.00 17h 32m
Harlequin Green Cup & Saucer Made by HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Green Cup & Saucer Made by HOMER LAUGHLIN $10.00 17h 32m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue (Turquoise?) Gravy Boat. Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue (Turquoise?) Gravy Boat. 0 $5.99 17h 38m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat 0 $5.99 17h 38m
VTG Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 6 oz Tea Coffee Cup VTG Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 6 oz Tea Coffee Cup $7.95 19h 5m
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 19h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9" Red Oval Baker in Amazing Condition 0 $29.99 19h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Lot Of 17 Pcs Blue Mauve Bowls Plates C Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Lot Of 17 Pcs Blue Mauve Bowls Plates C $45.00 19h 47m
Excellent Vintage Harlequin Burgandy Ball Pitcher Excellent Vintage Harlequin Burgandy Ball Pitcher $39.99 20h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dark Green Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Dark Green Cup and Saucer $15.00 21h 8m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Chartreuse Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Chartreuse Cup and Saucer $15.00 21h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cup and Saucer $20.00 21h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup and Saucer $10.00 21h 12m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Cup and Saucer $10.00 21h 15m
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 $8.50 23h 15m
HTF PAIR VINTAGE OLDER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW LUNCH LUNCHEON PLATES - 2 HTF PAIR VINTAGE OLDER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW LUNCH LUNCHEON PLATES - 2 0 $7.50 23h 15m
HTF VINTAGE OLDER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE LUNCH LUNCHEON PLATE HTF VINTAGE OLDER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE LUNCH LUNCHEON PLATE 0 $8.50 23h 17m
2 Vintage Harlequin Rose Pink Tea Coffee Cups Homer Laughlin Fiesta 2 Vintage Harlequin Rose Pink Tea Coffee Cups Homer Laughlin Fiesta $11.99 23h 54m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN SPRUCE GREEN NUT DISH VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN SPRUCE GREEN NUT DISH $25.00 1d 58m
Homer Laughlin reissue Harlequin Yellow Dinner Plate 1979 Homer Laughlin reissue Harlequin Yellow Dinner Plate 1979 $9.95 1d 1h 39m
Homer Laughlin Reissue Harlequin Turquoise Dinner Plate 1978 Homer Laughlin Reissue Harlequin Turquoise Dinner Plate 1978 $9.95 1d 1h 44m
Homer Laughlin Reissue Harlequin Coral Dinner Plate 1978 Homer Laughlin Reissue Harlequin Coral Dinner Plate 1978 $9.95 1d 1h 49m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN WARE Pitcher Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN WARE Pitcher $42.00 1d 2h 11m
HLC HARLEQUIN Fiesta 6 Cups Vintage HLC HARLEQUIN Fiesta 6 Cups Vintage $29.99 1d 2h 40m
Vintage 1930's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Salad Bowl 7.25 Vintage 1930's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Turquoise Salad Bowl 7.25" $15.99 1d 3h 11m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MAROON 6 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MAROON 6 1/4" Bread Plate PERFECT $7.00 1d 3h 30m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Vegatable Oval  Turquoise  Bowl Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vegatable Oval Turquoise Bowl 0 $2.82 1d 3h 54m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Nut Dish Bowl Basketweave Yellow Red Spruce Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Nut Dish Bowl Basketweave Yellow Red Spruce Turquoise 0 $49.95 1d 3h 57m
Rare Homer Laughlin Harlequin Reissue Tea Cup & Saucer Set w/ Cream & Sugar 1979 Rare Homer Laughlin Harlequin Reissue Tea Cup & Saucer Set w/ Cream & Sugar 1979 $49.99 1d 4h 16m
Four Vintage Harlequin Tea Cups Yellow, Rose, Turquoise Homer Laughlin Four Vintage Harlequin Tea Cups Yellow, Rose, Turquoise Homer Laughlin $9.29 1d 4h 17m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4" Luncheon Plate Rose $9.99 1d 5h 10m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4" Luncheon Plate Yellow $9.99 1d 5h 12m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Yellow 80oz Ball Pitcher Fiesta Era Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Yellow 80oz Ball Pitcher Fiesta Era $55.00 1d 5h 21m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN CREAMER - ROSE / PINK VINTAGE HARLEQUIN CREAMER - ROSE / PINK 0 $8.99 1d 5h 48m
Vintage Harlequin Rose gravy boat, Homer Laughlin China, Fiesta NR Vintage Harlequin Rose gravy boat, Homer Laughlin China, Fiesta NR $14.99 1d 6h 4m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Green Cup & 5 Saucers ~ EUC Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Green Cup & 5 Saucers ~ EUC $19.99 1d 6h 18m
Vintage HARLEQUIN blue sugar bowls w/o lids (2) Vintage HARLEQUIN blue sugar bowls w/o lids (2) $26.00 1d 6h 52m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Deep Plate Flat Soup Fiesta 8 1/2” Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Deep Plate Flat Soup Fiesta 8 1/2” $11.25 1d 16h 39m
3 Vintage Harlequin Saucers 3 Vintage Harlequin Saucers 0 $7.00 1d 16h 42m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Cream Soup Bowl Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Cream Soup Bowl $14.99 1d 17h 20m
Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 11-1/4 Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 11-1/4" Bright Yellow Oval Platter 0 $10.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 6-1/4 Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 6-1/4" Blue Yellow Bread Plates 4 0 $10.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 7-1/4 Art Deco Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 7-1/4" Yellow Green Salad Plates FOUR 0 $15.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 6-1/4 Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 6-1/4" Yellow & Blue Bread Plates 3 0 $10.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 7-1/4 Art Deco Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 7-1/4" Bright Yellow Salad Plates TWO 0 $9.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 6-1/4 Art Deco Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 6-1/4" 2 - Blue 2 - Yellow Bread Plates 0 $10.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Bright Yellow Cups TWO Art Deco Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Bright Yellow Cups TWO 0 $10.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Bright Yellow Cup and Saucer Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Bright Yellow Cup and Saucer 0 $8.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Mauve Blue Cup and Saucer Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware Mauve Blue Cup and Saucer 0 $8.00 1d 17h 50m
Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 6-1/4 Art Deco Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiestaware 6-1/4" Spruce Green Bread Plates 4 0 $12.00 1d 17h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Coffee Cup Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Coffee Cup $8.80 1d 20h 15m
VINTAGE HLC 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN YELLOW COFFEE TEA CUP FIESTA VINTAGE HLC 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN YELLOW COFFEE TEA CUP FIESTA $5.59 1d 20h 42m
Set of 2 Vtg Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Individual Salad Bowls - Yellow Set of 2 Vtg Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Individual Salad Bowls - Yellow $24.99 1d 21h 38m
Harlequin Fiesta Homer Laughlin original large ball jug pitcher rose pink MCM Harlequin Fiesta Homer Laughlin original large ball jug pitcher rose pink MCM $48.00 1d 23h
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Rose Cream Soup Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Rose Cream Soup Bowl $14.95 2d 24m
Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin CUP AND SAUCER SET, Discontinued, 1938-1964 Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin CUP AND SAUCER SET, Discontinued, 1938-1964 $9.00 2d 1h 11m
Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin 9 1/4” LUNCHEON PLATE, Discontinued, 1939-1959. Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin 9 1/4” LUNCHEON PLATE, Discontinued, 1939-1959. $9.50 2d 1h 29m
Vintage Pair Harlequin Homer Laughlin Mauve Blue & Yellow 11 Vintage Pair Harlequin Homer Laughlin Mauve Blue & Yellow 11" Serving Platters $22.99 2d 2h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Salad Plate 7-1/2” Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Salad Plate 7-1/2” Fiesta $11.99 2d 2h 58m
Homer Laughlin Turquoise Harlequin FRUIT/DESSERT BOWL 5 5/8”, Discontinued Homer Laughlin Turquoise Harlequin FRUIT/DESSERT BOWL 5 5/8”, Discontinued $7.50 2d 3h 4m
SET OF 2 Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN GRAY 6 SET OF 2 Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN GRAY 6" PLATES (Inv #25 $13.00 2d 3h 26m
Homer Laughlin China harlequin fiesta Country Wheat speckled DINNER PLATE 10 1/4 Homer Laughlin China harlequin fiesta Country Wheat speckled DINNER PLATE 10 1/4 $6.50 2d 4h 28m
Vintage Harlequin Pottery Coral Covered Sugar Bowl Vintage Harlequin Pottery Coral Covered Sugar Bowl 0 $25.00 2d 5h 19m
Vintage Harlequin Pottery Yellow Creamer Vintage Harlequin Pottery Yellow Creamer 0 $25.00 2d 5h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cup & Saucer 4 SETS Green Yellow Blue Green Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Tea Cup & Saucer 4 SETS Green Yellow Blue Green $34.50 2d 6h 5m
Vintage 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA B Vintage 1938 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA B $15.98 2d 8h 26m
Tabletop Harlequin Fruit Cups & Plates Tabletop Harlequin Fruit Cups & Plates 0 $15.00 2d 8h 28m
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 $80.00 2d 10h 58m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Reissue Medium Green Cup Saucer Set Of 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Reissue Medium Green Cup Saucer Set Of 3 $16.99 2d 16h 43m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW TUMBLER VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW TUMBLER $25.00 2d 16h 59m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN TUMBLER GREEN VINTAGE HARLEQUIN TUMBLER GREEN $25.00 2d 17h 6m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN TUMBLER TURQUOISE BLUE VINTAGE HARLEQUIN TUMBLER TURQUOISE BLUE $20.00 2d 17h 20m
2-homer laughlin harlequin egg cups-rose and aqua 2-homer laughlin harlequin egg cups-rose and aqua 0 $19.99 2d 18h 10m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW 11-1/4 VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW 11-1/4" OVAL SERVING PLATTER! $28.95 2d 18h 57m
Harlequin Yellow Single Egg Cup Homer Laughlin, Fiesta  Harlequin Yellow Single Egg Cup Homer Laughlin, Fiesta  $31.00 2d 19h 18m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Vintage 10 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Vintage 10" plate, Medium Green, Nice $64.99 2d 19h 56m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, 10 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, 10" plate, Medium Green, Nice $78.99 2d 19h 56m
Harlequin Yellow Demitasse Cup Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Demi Espresso cup Harlequin Yellow Demitasse Cup Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Demi Espresso cup $20.00 2d 21h 21m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Ringed Sugar Bowl~Handles~No Lid~8 oz~EXC! Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Ringed Sugar Bowl~Handles~No Lid~8 oz~EXC! $9.25 2d 21h 27m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 6 oz Tea Coffee Cup~Rings~No Mark~EXC Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 6 oz Tea Coffee Cup~Rings~No Mark~EXC $14.50 2d 21h 41m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin MEDIUM GREEN pitcher jug - VERY RARE Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin MEDIUM GREEN pitcher jug - VERY RARE $995.00 2d 22h 9m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* RED * 11 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* RED * 11 1/4" OVAL PLATTER* $8.79 2d 23h 38m
Homer Laughlin Riviera 11-1/2 Homer Laughlin Riviera 11-1/2" Harlequin Yellow Platter w/Oval Well Very Nice!!! 0 $45.00 2d 23h 46m
1940s Mid Century Modern Homer Laughlin 2-Handle Coverd Rose Harlequin Casserole 1940s Mid Century Modern Homer Laughlin 2-Handle Coverd Rose Harlequin Casserole $125.00 2d 23h 51m

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