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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 HARLEQUIN Line MAUVE BLUE - 8 5/8 Vintage HARLEQUIN Line MAUVE BLUE - 8 5/8" RIMMED SOUP BOWL $29.95 6h 13m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN  MAUVE SERVING PLATTER HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAUVE SERVING PLATTER $3.50 6h 25m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER #4WA VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE CREAMER #4WA $10.00 6h 27m
Lot Of 6 Red Laughlin Harlequin 7 Lot Of 6 Red Laughlin Harlequin 7 " Plates $45.00 8h 14m
Lot Of 6 Red Laughlin Harlequin 7 Lot Of 6 Red Laughlin Harlequin 7 " Plates $65.00 8h 16m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN – COFFEE CUPS - SET of 3 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN – COFFEE CUPS - SET of 3 0 $11.99 8h 25m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin-4 Cups & 1 Saucer-Coral (80's) OR Rose (Older) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin-4 Cups & 1 Saucer-Coral (80's) OR Rose (Older) $14.99 8h 49m
Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin SAUCER, HARD TO FIND, Discontinued Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin SAUCER, HARD TO FIND, Discontinued $10.00 8h 52m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Plates 9 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Plates 9 1/2" (2 plates) Pink and Blue Vintage $7.99 9h
OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7 OLD HOMER LAUGHLIN 7" ROSE HARLEQUIN PLATE #jj9 $7.50 9h 18m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Coffee Cup & Ivory/Cream Saucer Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gray Coffee Cup & Ivory/Cream Saucer $14.95 9h 29m
Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin 12 Vintage Fiesta Homer Laughlin Harlequin 12" Green Serving Platter Round PLATE $24.95 10h 5m
Vintage FIESTA Homer Laughlin Harlequin 7.5 Vintage FIESTA Homer Laughlin Harlequin 7.5" Yellow Salad PLATE 1950's $7.95 10h 11m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Plates 9 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Plates 9 1/2" (2 plates) $6.99 11h 26m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Cup & Saucer Set Vintage Harlequin Rose Cup & Saucer Set $8.96 11h 45m
Two Vintage Harlequin Coffee Cups Two Vintage Harlequin Coffee Cups $9.00 12h
3 Vintage Harlequin Saucers 3 Vintage Harlequin Saucers 0 $9.00 12h
Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Maroon Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Maroon Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h
Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Radioactive Red Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Radioactive Red Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h 8m
Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Yellow Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Yellow Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h 12m
Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Rose Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Rose Original HLC 2 $30.00 13h 16m
Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Mauve Blue Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Mauve Blue Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h 18m
Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Spruce Green Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Novelty Toy Creamer Pitcher Spruce Green Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h 21m
Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Maroon Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Maroon Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h 33m
Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Rose Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Rose Original HLC 1 $30.00 13h 35m
Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Yellow Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Yellow Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h 37m
Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Spruce Green Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Spruce Green Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h 40m
Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Mauve Blue Original HLC Vintage Harlequin Small Single Egg Cup Mauve Blue Original HLC 0 $30.00 13h 47m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 10 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 10" Turquoise Plate (Inv #18) Take A Look! $13.50 14h 37m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 10 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 10" Turquoise Plate (Inv #17) Take A Look! $13.50 14h 42m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 10 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 10" Turquoise Plate (Inv #16) Take A Look! $13.50 14h 52m
9 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups and More 9 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups and More 0 $29.99 15h 3m
Awesome pair of 2 Harlequin by Homer Laughlin marigold yellow handled bowls Awesome pair of 2 Harlequin by Homer Laughlin marigold yellow handled bowls $25.00 15h 5m
Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Rose Color Pattern Bread Plate Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Rose Color Pattern Bread Plate $3.99 16h 18m
Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Rose Color Pattern Luncheon Plate Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Rose Color Pattern Luncheon Plate $5.99 16h 18m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Covered Vegetable Dish Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Covered Vegetable Dish $120.00 17h 20m
4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Dinner Plates 9 1/4 4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Dinner Plates 9 1/4" Yellow $20.09 17h 38m
{SET OF 4} Homer Laughlin (Harlequin) LUNCHEON PLATES (gray, turquois, 2 rose) {SET OF 4} Homer Laughlin (Harlequin) LUNCHEON PLATES (gray, turquois, 2 rose) $32.00 17h 42m
3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 6 3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin 6" Plares 0 $11.00 18h 45m
4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups & Saucers 4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups & Saucers 0 $14.00 18h 46m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Yellow Creamer Yellow Deco Style Harlequin Homer Laughlin Yellow Creamer Yellow Deco Style 0 $7.00 18h 53m
Homer laughlin harlequin Turquoise Demitasse  Cup and Suacer Homer laughlin harlequin Turquoise Demitasse Cup and Suacer 0 $4.80 1d 3h 46m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Oval Serving Platter 13 1/2 VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Oval Serving Platter 13 1/2" x 10 1/2" $11.96 1d 4h 24m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Coffee Cup Buying One $4.21 1d 4h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Coffee Cup Buying One $3.45 1d 4h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Coffee Cup Buying One $3.45 1d 4h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Coffee Cup Buying One Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Coffee Cup Buying One $3.45 1d 4h 44m
Homer laughlin harlequin Turquoise  Teapot Homer laughlin harlequin Turquoise Teapot 0 $19.00 1d 5h 22m
Homer laughlin harlequin Water Pitcher Homer laughlin harlequin Water Pitcher 0 $25.00 1d 5h 30m
Homer laughlin harlequin Vegatable Bowls Homer laughlin harlequin Vegatable Bowls 0 $17.50 1d 5h 37m
Vintage Turquoise Harlequin Homer Laughlin China Luncheon Plate 9-1/4 Vintage Turquoise Harlequin Homer Laughlin China Luncheon Plate 9-1/4" $7.00 1d 7h 37m
Vintage Light / Medium Green Harlequin Homer Laughlin China Saucer - Pair Vintage Light / Medium Green Harlequin Homer Laughlin China Saucer - Pair $10.00 1d 7h 39m
(2) Harlequin Fiesta 9-1/4 (2) Harlequin Fiesta 9-1/4" Dinner Plates in 1950s Gray by Homer Laughlin $21.60 1d 7h 49m
(2) Harlequin Fiesta 9-1/4 (2) Harlequin Fiesta 9-1/4" Dinner Plates in 1950s Rose by Homer Laughlin $17.09 1d 7h 49m
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 $4.99 1d 8h 6m
HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Gray CASSEROLE No Lid Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN Gray CASSEROLE No Lid Vintage 0 $14.60 1d 8h 35m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Cup & Saucer Set - 2-5/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern YELLOW Cup & Saucer Set - 2-5/8" $17.95 1d 8h 46m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose ROUND COVERED VEGETABLE Bowl Casserole HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose ROUND COVERED VEGETABLE Bowl Casserole $69.95 1d 8h 46m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern ROUND VEGETABLE / NAPPY HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern ROUND VEGETABLE / NAPPY $34.95 1d 8h 46m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern SALAD Plate HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern SALAD Plate $14.95 1d 8h 46m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern CUP and SAUCER Set HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern CUP and SAUCER Set $14.95 1d 8h 46m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern 24-oz PITCHER jug tankard - 4-7/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Rose pattern 24-oz PITCHER jug tankard - 4-7/8" $39.95 1d 8h 46m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Large Oval Serving Platter, Mauve Blue, Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Vintage, Large Oval Serving Platter, Mauve Blue, 0 $10.00 1d 9h 28m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Plates 9 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Plates 9 1/2" Lot of 3 0 $5.80 1d 9h 30m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 3 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 3" Basketweave Nut Dish  $13.99 1d 10h 6m
Mixed Color Set of 2 Coffee/Tea Cups and 1 Saucer  - Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mixed Color Set of 2 Coffee/Tea Cups and 1 Saucer - Homer Laughlin Harlequin $7.00 1d 10h 30m
Harlequin Blue Creamer and Sugar Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Creamer and Sugar Homer Laughlin 0 $15.99 1d 11h 7m
Vintage Harlequin Yellow Sugar Bowl Lid, Homer Laughlin China Company Vintage Harlequin Yellow Sugar Bowl Lid, Homer Laughlin China Company 0 $9.99 1d 12h 30m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE SERVICE WATER PITCHER! VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN MAUVE BLUE SERVICE WATER PITCHER! $105.00 1d 13h 5m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Maroon Demi Cup and Saucer Homer Laughlin Harlequin Maroon Demi Cup and Saucer $99.00 1d 16h
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Water Tumbler Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Water Tumbler $49.00 1d 16h 6m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Rose pink Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, Oval Serving Platter, Rose pink $26.09 1d 16h 13m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE SMALL OVAL 12 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern ROSE SMALL OVAL 12" Platter $11.24 1d 16h 36m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Grey Gray 6 ¼” Bread Dessert Plate NICE Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Grey Gray 6 ¼” Bread Dessert Plate NICE 0 $3.00 1d 17h 49m
Homer Laughlin ~ Harlequin ~ Blue ~ small fruit bowls Homer Laughlin ~ Harlequin ~ Blue ~ small fruit bowls 0 $10.99 1d 17h 53m
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 $12.50 1d 19h 15m
2 pieces Harlequin homer laughlin sugar w lid creamer yellow forest Mid Century 2 pieces Harlequin homer laughlin sugar w lid creamer yellow forest Mid Century $59.99 1d 19h 22m
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 $9.50 1d 19h 44m
Vintage Set (6) Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Pretty GREEN CUPS Vintage Set (6) Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Pretty GREEN CUPS $23.19 1d 20h 32m
Vtg HLC Harlequin 1979 Anniversary Reissue Coral Pink 6oz Tea Cup Saucer Set Vtg HLC Harlequin 1979 Anniversary Reissue Coral Pink 6oz Tea Cup Saucer Set $17.98 1d 21h 16m
Vtg 1959 TURQUOISE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN SUGAR BOWL LID ONLY FIESTA Vtg 1959 TURQUOISE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN SUGAR BOWL LID ONLY FIESTA $16.99 1d 22h 28m
Vintage 1952 HOMER LAUGHLIN CARNIVAL RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA Vintage 1952 HOMER LAUGHLIN CARNIVAL RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA $16.98 1d 22h 33m
Vintage 1952 HOMER LAUGHLIN CARNIVAL RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA B Vintage 1952 HOMER LAUGHLIN CARNIVAL RED ORANGE RADIOACTIVE FRUIT BOWL FIESTA B $16.96 1d 22h 42m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, 10 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta, Vintage, 10" Round Serving Plates (4 Colors) $19.00 1d 23h 56m
2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cups 'VERY NICE' 2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green Cups 'VERY NICE' $12.50 2d 5h 41m
Harlequin Yellow Cup And Saucer Harlequin Yellow Cup And Saucer $10.00 2d 5h 49m
Harlequin Green Cup & Saucer Made by HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Green Cup & Saucer Made by HOMER LAUGHLIN $10.00 2d 5h 49m
Harlequin Forest Green Cup ( Homer Laughlin) Harlequin Forest Green Cup ( Homer Laughlin) $10.00 2d 5h 49m
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 6h 24m
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 2d 6h 25m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9" Red Oval Baker in Amazing Condition 0 $29.99 2d 6h 34m
Excellent Vintage Harlequin Burgandy Ball Pitcher Excellent Vintage Harlequin Burgandy Ball Pitcher $39.99 2d 8h 41m
Lot 5 Home Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups / Mugs - 3 Turquoise  Lot 5 Home Laughlin Harlequin Coffee Cups / Mugs - 3 Turquoise $9.99 2d 9h 40m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Demitasse Demi After Dinner A/D Cup 1950's Rose Pink #1 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Demitasse Demi After Dinner A/D Cup 1950's Rose Pink #1 $21.99 2d 10h 41m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Demitasse Demi After Dinner A/D Cup 1950's Rose Pink #2 Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Demitasse Demi After Dinner A/D Cup 1950's Rose Pink #2 $21.99 2d 10h 48m
Art Deco Vintage Harlequin Collector Cup Saucer Salmon Rose Coral Pottery China Art Deco Vintage Harlequin Collector Cup Saucer Salmon Rose Coral Pottery China $17.97 2d 11h 18m
Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery #2 Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery #2 0 $19.99 2d 13h 43m
Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery #1 Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery #1 0 $19.99 2d 13h 43m
Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery #3 Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery #3 0 $19.99 2d 13h 43m
Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery #4 Vintage HLC Homer Laughlin Harlequin (Fiesta) Double Egg Cup Art Deco Pottery #4 0 $19.99 2d 13h 43m

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