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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
2 Piece Harlequin Homer Laughlin Yellow Oval Platter 13 2 Piece Harlequin Homer Laughlin Yellow Oval Platter 13" and 11" VGUC Vintage $17.00 44m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Turquoise blue, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Turquoise blue, Nice $15.29 55m
HLC HARLEQUIN Fiesta YELLOW After Dinner A.D. Demitasse Cup Free U.S. Shipping HLC HARLEQUIN Fiesta YELLOW After Dinner A.D. Demitasse Cup Free U.S. Shipping $23.50 1h 43m
HLC Harlequin Fiesta Spruce Green Ball Jug Service Water Pitcher Free U.S. Ship HLC Harlequin Fiesta Spruce Green Ball Jug Service Water Pitcher Free U.S. Ship $71.99 1h 45m
2 Harlequin Rose Plates.  One 6 2 Harlequin Rose Plates. One 6" and one 7 1/4" 0 $3.25 1h 49m
4 Harlequin Rose Plates  7 1/4 4 Harlequin Rose Plates 7 1/4" 1 $4.25 1h 51m
3 Rose Harlequin Dinner Plates 9 1/4 3 Rose Harlequin Dinner Plates 9 1/4" 8 $15.50 1h 53m
Vintage Harlequin Teacup and saucer Medium Green reissue HLCC fiesta Vintage Harlequin Teacup and saucer Medium Green reissue HLCC fiesta $14.00 2h 49m
Harlequin - Lipped Creamer Harlequin - Lipped Creamer $25.00 2h 51m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE SUGAR BOWL LID ONLY VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE SUGAR BOWL LID ONLY 0 $10.00 2h 56m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN GREEN CASSEROLE LID ONLY BY HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE HARLEQUIN GREEN CASSEROLE LID ONLY BY HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $15.00 3h
Vintage Harlequin - 6.5 Inch Plate Vintage Harlequin - 6.5 Inch Plate $10.00 3h
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Demitasse Forest Green Cup Rare! Homer Laughlin Harlequin Demitasse Forest Green Cup Rare! 0 $99.00 5h 11m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Demitasse Chartreuse Cup Rare! Homer Laughlin Harlequin Demitasse Chartreuse Cup Rare! 0 $50.00 5h 11m
IVORY FLORAL HARLEQUIN RIVIERA SIGAR DISH LID ONLY ... IVORY FLORAL HARLEQUIN RIVIERA SIGAR DISH LID ONLY ... 0 $10.00 5h 11m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups Set Of 2 Turquoise Medium Green VG Lots Of Shine Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups Set Of 2 Turquoise Medium Green VG Lots Of Shine 0 $4.99 5h 13m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cup Undamaged Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cup Undamaged Vintage 0 $14.99 5h 21m
Vintage Harlequin Saucer original Medium Green Homer Laughlin China 1950's Vintage Harlequin Saucer original Medium Green Homer Laughlin China 1950's $3.40 6h 33m
Harlequin Maverick Duck Gold & Yellow Harlequin Maverick Duck Gold & Yellow $23.00 6h 46m
Harlequin Maverick Penguin Gold & White Harlequin Maverick Penguin Gold & White $9.00 6h 46m
Vintage Harlequin Deep Plate Rose Pink Rimmed Soup Bowl Homer Laughlin China Vintage Harlequin Deep Plate Rose Pink Rimmed Soup Bowl Homer Laughlin China $11.90 6h 46m
Medium Green Harlequin Fruit Oatmeal Bowl Homer Laughlin Medium Green Harlequin Fruit Oatmeal Bowl Homer Laughlin $22.00 7h 19m
Medium Green Harlequin Fruit Oatmeal Bowl Homer Laughlin #2 Medium Green Harlequin Fruit Oatmeal Bowl Homer Laughlin #2 $22.00 7h 20m
Harlequin Vintage rim soup bowl 8.5 Harlequin Vintage rim soup bowl 8.5" Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Gray 0 $5.99 7h 38m
Harlequin Art Deco Green Tea Cup and Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Art Deco Green Tea Cup and Saucer Set Homer Laughlin Fiesta $12.00 7h 57m
 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Cups & Saucers 12 PIECES Green Turquoise Coral Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Cups & Saucers 12 PIECES Green Turquoise Coral $49.94 8h 16m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN  TEA CUPS  ORANGE GREEN BLUE  VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TEA CUPS ORANGE GREEN BLUE $22.95 8h 52m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Mauve Pink & Blue 9 1/4 Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Mauve Pink & Blue 9 1/4" Dinner Plates $16.99 8h 55m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Covered Casserole Rose HLCC Baking Dish Vintage Harlequin Rose Covered Casserole Rose HLCC Baking Dish $95.00 9h 27m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN vintage 1970's RE-ISSUE   Lot of (8): 4 cups/ 4 saucers Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN vintage 1970's RE-ISSUE Lot of (8): 4 cups/ 4 saucers $24.00 10h
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Yellow, Individual Salad Bowl, Nice Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Yellow, Individual Salad Bowl, Nice $23.39 10h 33m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN REGULAR ASHTRAY YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN VINTAGE HARLEQUIN REGULAR ASHTRAY YELLOW HOMER LAUGHLIN 2 $16.27 11h 4m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 11 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 11 1/4" OVAL PLATTER* $15.00 11h 29m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* ROSE * 5" 36 S/OATMEAL BOWL* #2* $10.00 11h 29m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* YELLOW * 11 1/4 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN* YELLOW * 11 1/4" OVAL PLATTER* $12.00 11h 31m
COVERED CASSEROLE! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN: HARLEQUIN pattern MAUVE BLUE lovely COVERED CASSEROLE! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN: HARLEQUIN pattern MAUVE BLUE lovely $75.00 20h 44m
SUGAR w/LID! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: MAUVE BLUE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC SUGAR w/LID! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN pottery: MAUVE BLUE HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $45.00 20h 44m
9 9" NAPPY BOWL! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $30.00 20h 44m
VINTAGE ~ HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN VINTAGE ~ HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN "RED ORANGE" SUGAR BOWL WITHOUT LID $30.95 22h 51m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Green Cup, Yellow Saucer Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Green Cup, Yellow Saucer 0 $5.99 23h 14m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ HARLEQUIN SALT SHAKER ~ ROSE ~ EXCELLENT CONDITION VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN ~ HARLEQUIN SALT SHAKER ~ ROSE ~ EXCELLENT CONDITION $15.95 23h 55m
Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin 4 Coral Rose Pink Coffee Tea Cups w 3 Saucers Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin 4 Coral Rose Pink Coffee Tea Cups w 3 Saucers $32.00 1d 8m
Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin 3 Yellow Coffee Tea Cups w 3 Saucers Homer Laughlin 1979 Harlequin 3 Yellow Coffee Tea Cups w 3 Saucers $24.00 1d 8m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Serving Pieces (3) Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Serving Pieces (3) $54.00 1d 1h 49m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer (6 sets) Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer (6 sets) $42.00 1d 1h 53m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread Plates (10) Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread Plates (10) $44.00 1d 1h 53m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vegetable Bowls (3) Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vegetable Bowls (3) $68.00 1d 1h 53m
16 Pc Harlequin Fiesta Homer Laughlin Turquoise Blue CUPS SAUCERS Salt 16 Pc Harlequin Fiesta Homer Laughlin Turquoise Blue CUPS SAUCERS Salt $99.95 1d 4h 22m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plates (5) Homer Laughlin Harlequin Salad Plates (5) $32.00 1d 6h 8m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Mauve Covered Casserole Dish Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Mauve Covered Casserole Dish 0 $42.00 1d 6h 36m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN – COFFEE CUPS - SET of 3 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN – COFFEE CUPS - SET of 3 0 $12.99 1d 9h 39m
Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Rose Pink | 2 3/4 Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Rose Pink | 2 3/4" t | Fast Ship $7.99 1d 10h 21m
Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Pink Rose | 2 3/4 Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Pink Rose | 2 3/4" t | Fast Ship $7.99 1d 10h 27m
Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Yellow | 2 3/4 Harlequin | Vintage Homer Laughlin | Cup | Yellow | 2 3/4" t | Fast Ship $7.99 1d 10h 34m
Harlequin Donkey Salt & Pepper Set Harlequin Donkey Salt & Pepper Set 0 $69.99 1d 10h 50m
OLD VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA HARLEQUIN  PATTERN 3 PIECES PINK ROSE OLD VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA HARLEQUIN PATTERN 3 PIECES PINK ROSE $39.95 1d 10h 55m
HARLEQUIN ROSE COLORED LARGE BALL PITCHER ... HARLEQUIN ROSE COLORED LARGE BALL PITCHER ... 1 $8.99 1d 11h 44m
HLC VINTAGE HARLEQUIN TUMBLER ... ROSE ... HLC VINTAGE HARLEQUIN TUMBLER ... ROSE ... 0 $5.99 1d 11h 47m
HLC VINTAGE HARLEQUIN TUMBLER ... YELLOW ... SMOOTH EVEN GLAZE COVERAGE ... HLC VINTAGE HARLEQUIN TUMBLER ... YELLOW ... SMOOTH EVEN GLAZE COVERAGE ... 2 $5.99 1d 11h 52m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 3" Basketweave Nut Dish set 3 $32.99 1d 12h 7m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin 1/2 Lb. Butter Dish Rare Yellow Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin 1/2 Lb. Butter Dish Rare Yellow $89.95 1d 12h 24m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Pitcher 22oz Yellow Jug Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Pitcher 22oz Yellow Jug $22.99 1d 12h 33m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Red Purple Bread Salad Plates - 6 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Red Purple Bread Salad Plates - 6 1/4" Set of 3 $17.99 1d 12h 50m
Two Rose Harlequin Salad Bowls Two Rose Harlequin Salad Bowls $20.00 1d 12h 56m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin One Yellow 11 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin One Yellow 11" Oval Serving Plat 0 $13.99 1d 20h 34m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Gravy Boat Sauce Dish Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Green Gravy Boat Sauce Dish 0 $24.99 1d 20h 35m
2 Sets Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer Turquoise Mid Century 2 Sets Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer Turquoise Mid Century $17.00 1d 21h 38m
DINNERWARE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Yellow (Older) Gravy Sauce Boat. DINNERWARE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Yellow (Older) Gravy Sauce Boat. $19.99 1d 22h 11m
HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 2 BLUE CUPS HARLEQUIN HOMER LAUGHLIN SET OF 2 BLUE CUPS $14.99 1d 23h 55m
HLC HARLEQUIN YELLOW SUGAR BOWL WITH LID - OPEN HANDLES AND FINIAL HLC HARLEQUIN YELLOW SUGAR BOWL WITH LID - OPEN HANDLES AND FINIAL $15.00 2d 6m
Harlequin Fiesta Homer Laughlin original large ball jug pitcher Ice Yellow 80 oz Harlequin Fiesta Homer Laughlin original large ball jug pitcher Ice Yellow 80 oz $45.99 2d 32m
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 33m
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! $19.50 2d 34m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Gravy Boat Rose Harlequin Homer Laughlin Gravy Boat Rose $2.99 2d 2h 34m
 Homer Laughlin Pottery Harlequin Maverick Gold Penguin Figurine Homer Laughlin Pottery Harlequin Maverick Gold Penguin Figurine $39.00 2d 3h 10m
Homer Laughlin. Harlequin GOLD CAT VINTAGE Homer Laughlin. Harlequin GOLD CAT VINTAGE 0 $30.00 2d 3h 11m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Jug 22 ounce Homer Laughlin Rose Water Jug  Vintage Harlequin Rose Jug 22 ounce Homer Laughlin Rose Water Jug $55.00 2d 3h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer - set of 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup And Saucer - set of 2 $34.95 2d 4h
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 36s Turquoise Bowl 5 1/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN 36s Turquoise Bowl 5 1/8"W Fiesta Fiestaware $19.99 2d 4h 36m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Gravy Sauce Boat Yellow Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy Sauce Boat Yellow $14.00 2d 9h 29m
Vintage Harlequin Demitasse Demi After Dinner A/D Cup & Saucer 1950's Rose Pink Vintage Harlequin Demitasse Demi After Dinner A/D Cup & Saucer 1950's Rose Pink $39.00 2d 9h 48m
VINTAGE 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN CORAL 12 VINTAGE 1979 HOMER LAUGHLIN HLC HARLEQUIN CORAL 12" CHOP PLATE FIESTA DINNERWARE $23.99 2d 10h 32m
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 2d 10h 32m
VTG 1959 CHARTREUSE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA VTG 1959 CHARTREUSE GREEN HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VEGETABLE BOWL FIESTA $24.98 2d 10h 33m
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 2d 10h 35m
VINTAGE ANTIQUE HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE 1939 HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA VINTAGE ANTIQUE HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE 1939 HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $9.99 2d 10h 35m
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 2d 10h 35m
1939 ANTIQUE VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE HARLEQUIN PATTERN 9 1939 ANTIQUE VTG HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE HARLEQUIN PATTERN 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $9.99 2d 10h 36m
HLC ROSE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE FIESTA HLC ROSE 1939 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTAWARE FIESTA $7.99 2d 10h 37m
OLD VINTAGE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN 9 OLD VINTAGE 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $9.99 2d 10h 37m
1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA 1939 VINTAGE ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA $23.99 2d 10h 37m
OLD VINTAGE 1939 HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE HARLEQUIN PATTERN 7 OLD VINTAGE 1939 HLC HOMER LAUGHLIN ROSE HARLEQUIN PATTERN 7" SALAD PLATE FIESTA $6.99 2d 10h 37m
OLD 1939 Vintage ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN COFFEE OR TEA CUP FIESTA OLD 1939 Vintage ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN COFFEE OR TEA CUP FIESTA $9.99 2d 10h 37m
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 2d 10h 37m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VINTAGE 1939 OLD ROSE 9 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN VINTAGE 1939 OLD ROSE 9" LUNCHEON PLATE FIESTA $7.99 2d 10h 37m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup and Saucer 0 $9.99 2d 10h 39m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 3" Basketweave Nut Dish  $16.00 2d 10h 45m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Best China Black Diamond Bread Plate  7” Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Best China Black Diamond Bread Plate 7” 0 $3.00 2d 11h 1m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Rhythm Harlequin Yellow 7 Vintage Homer Laughlin Rhythm Harlequin Yellow 7" Salad Dessert Plate F52N4 Nice 0 $6.50 2d 11h 3m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Covered Casserole, Homer Laughlin China, Fiesta NR Vintage Harlequin Rose Covered Casserole, Homer Laughlin China, Fiesta NR $74.99 2d 14h 4m

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