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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 Red Gravy Boat Sauce Dish Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Gravy Boat Sauce Dish $28.99 2h 44m
Vintage Retro Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Green Creamer Handled NO Mark Vintage Retro Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Green Creamer Handled NO Mark $24.79 3h 41m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW CREAMER & SUGAR BOWL W/LID VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW CREAMER & SUGAR BOWL W/LID 0 $19.00 5h 34m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta ware, 10 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta ware, 10" plate, Dinner Plate, Spruce Green $21.59 6h 35m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta ware, 7 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiesta ware, 7" plate, Salad Plate, Spruce Green $11.69 6h 35m
4 Homer Lauglin HARLEQUIN 6-1/4 4 Homer Lauglin HARLEQUIN 6-1/4" Bread Plates EXCELLENT Maroon/Blue/Green/Yellow 0 $9.99 7h 22m
Four (4) Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Mauve Blue Cup & Saucer Sets Four (4) Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Mauve Blue Cup & Saucer Sets $35.99 11h 30m
3 Original Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pottery - (3)  Soup Bowls Plates 3 Original Homer Laughlin Harlequin Pottery - (3) Soup Bowls Plates $27.50 11h 50m
Harlequin Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Green Basketweave Nut Cup Nice! Harlequin Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Green Basketweave Nut Cup Nice! 1 $17.99 12h 4m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Salad Bowl - 7-1/2 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green Salad Bowl - 7-1/2" Dia 0 $6.00 12h 23m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Cup 0 $5.60 12h 28m
VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW SAUCER VINTAGE HARLEQUIN YELLOW SAUCER $7.95 12h 36m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 8” Round Vegetable Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 8” Round Vegetable Bowl $29.99 12h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl $29.99 12h 46m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl $29.99 12h 48m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 10” Dinner Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 10” Dinner Plate $19.99 12h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 11” Oval Serving Platter Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 11” Oval Serving Platter $17.99 12h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 13” Oval Serving Platter Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange 13” Oval Serving Platter $19.99 12h 59m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange Cream Soup Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Red Orange Cream Soup $19.99 13h 7m
Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coral Homer Laughlin Pottery Vintage Retro Harlequin Cup & Saucer Coral Homer Laughlin Pottery Vintage Retro $24.99 13h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Salt or Pepper Shaker - 3 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Salt or Pepper Shaker - 3 1/4" $9.99 13h 16m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN YELLOW 8-5/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN YELLOW 8-5/8" Round Vegetable Bowl (no lid) 0 $19.99 13h 59m
Harlequin Homer Laughlin Pitcher Jug Turquoise Blue Vintage Ball Jug Fiestaware Harlequin Homer Laughlin Pitcher Jug Turquoise Blue Vintage Ball Jug Fiestaware 0 $29.99 14h 36m
 Homer Laughlin Pottery Harlequin Maverick Gold Penguin Figurine Homer Laughlin Pottery Harlequin Maverick Gold Penguin Figurine $39.00 15h 1m
Vintage BALL PITCHER Harlequin Turquoise Service Water Pitcher HOMER LAUGHLIN Vintage BALL PITCHER Harlequin Turquoise Service Water Pitcher HOMER LAUGHLIN 0 $28.99 15h 55m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Round Rose Platter Homer Laughlin Harlequin Round Rose Platter $25.00 17h 14m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue 7 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue 7 1/4" Bread Butter Salad Plate 0 $2.99 18h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue 7 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Blue 7 1/4" Bowl 0 $7.99 18h 22m
Vintage Harlequin Ball Water Pitcher Jug Homer Laughlin Maroon Vintage Harlequin Ball Water Pitcher Jug Homer Laughlin Maroon 0 $24.99 18h 27m
Vintage HARLEQUIN Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Mauve Blue Sauce Dish Vintage HARLEQUIN Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Mauve Blue Sauce Dish 0 $3.99 18h 49m
Vintage Harlequin Dessert Bowls Rose Red Turquoise Spruce These Colors 1 Each Vintage Harlequin Dessert Bowls Rose Red Turquoise Spruce These Colors 1 Each 0 $12.49 20h 38m
VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW DOUBLE EGG CUP VINTAGE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN YELLOW DOUBLE EGG CUP $19.99 1d 1h 14m
Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Blue Individual Creamer Mint Homer Laughlin Company Harlequin Blue Individual Creamer Mint $27.50 1d 5h 18m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Vintage Gravy Boat, and Salt and Pepper Shakers Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Vintage Gravy Boat, and Salt and Pepper Shakers $39.00 1d 6h 13m
Lot of 2 HLC Fiesta Harlequin 7 Lot of 2 HLC Fiesta Harlequin 7" Plates Yellow mint $8.99 1d 6h 31m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Basketweave Nut Dish ~ Excellent Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Basketweave Nut Dish ~ Excellent $19.95 1d 7h
SUGAR w/LID! Creamer Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN: HARLEQUIN pattern: MAUVE BLUE mint SUGAR w/LID! Creamer Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN: HARLEQUIN pattern: MAUVE BLUE mint $39.99 1d 7h 42m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Single Coffee Cup Yellow Older 1936-1959 MPN651 9 oz Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Single Coffee Cup Yellow Older 1936-1959 MPN651 9 oz $3.95 1d 8h 11m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose 7 Piece Place Setting - Fiestaware Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose 7 Piece Place Setting - Fiestaware $36.00 1d 8h 46m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose 13 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose 13" Oval Platter (1939 - 1959) - Fiestaware $13.00 1d 8h 58m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Set of 2 Deep Plate Bowls - Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Harlequin Vintage Set of 2 Deep Plate Bowls - Fiestaware $21.50 1d 8h 59m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Casserole Dish Covered Bowl Yellow 10 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Casserole Dish Covered Bowl Yellow 10" Vintage Pottery $52.99 1d 10h 27m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl $11.99 1d 10h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl $11.99 1d 10h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl $11.99 1d 10h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 5 5/8” Fruit/Dessert Bowl $11.99 1d 10h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate $7.99 1d 10h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate $7.99 1d 10h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate $11.99 1d 10h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate $9.99 1d 10h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate $7.99 1d 10h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin7 1/4” Salad Plate $9.99 1d 10h 55m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl $13.99 1d 11h 34m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl $13.99 1d 11h 34m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl $24.99 1d 11h 34m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl $17.99 1d 11h 34m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl $16.49 1d 11h 34m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 8 ½” Rim Soup Bowl $17.99 1d 11h 34m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern Gray Fruit Dessert Berry Bowl - 5-5/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern Gray Fruit Dessert Berry Bowl - 5-5/8" 0 $4.00 1d 13h 40m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ice Lip Pitcher - Bright Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin Ice Lip Pitcher - Bright Yellow $48.50 1d 14h 1m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin  Gray  - Tea Cup Standard Size Homer Laughlin Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Gray - Tea Cup Standard Size Homer Laughlin $4.99 1d 14h 52m
Vintage Laughlin Harlequin Miniature Ball Pitcher Novelty Creamer Orange Deco Vintage Laughlin Harlequin Miniature Ball Pitcher Novelty Creamer Orange Deco 1 $19.99 1d 16h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cup & Saucer $21.49 1d 16h 59m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Medium green or Spruce Green Saucer Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium green or Spruce Green Saucer 0 $9.00 1d 17h 2m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin  Medium green or Spruce Green Dinner Plate  10 inches Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium green or Spruce Green Dinner Plate 10 inches $23.40 1d 17h 2m
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 1d 17h 3m
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 1d 17h 3m
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 1d 17h 22m
Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin Novelty Ball Creamer, Fiesta Fiestaware Homer Laughlin Rose Harlequin Novelty Ball Creamer, Fiesta Fiestaware $35.99 1d 17h 39m
Harlequin Fiesta -  Homer Laughlin  Turquoise  Blue  Tea Cup Only Harlequin Fiesta - Homer Laughlin Turquoise Blue Tea Cup Only $3.95 1d 18h 32m
EIGHT (8) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN EIGHT (8) RARE - HOMER LAUGHLIN "HARLEQUIN" RED PAT 4 1/4" TALL, 9 OZ. TUMBLERS $796.00 1d 19h 37m
Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Sauce Boat Gravy Boat Yellow HLC Vintage Chip Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Sauce Boat Gravy Boat Yellow HLC Vintage Chip $14.99 1d 19h 45m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green 6 1/4 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Medium Green 6 1/4" Bread plate $10.00 1d 20h 1m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin 11 Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin 11" Turquoise Serving Platter/Plate $16.14 1d 22h 43m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Mauve Blue Creamer $18.99 2d 1h 16m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow 7 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Yellow 7" Salad Dessert Plates Set Of 4 HLC $32.99 2d 3h 15m
Vintage Harlequin Mauve Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Blue Sauce Boat  Vintage Harlequin Mauve Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Blue Sauce Boat 0 $9.99 2d 3h 37m
2 Harlequin Rose Plates.  One 6 2 Harlequin Rose Plates. One 6" and one 7 1/4" 0 $3.25 2d 4h 58m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Creamer Turquoise EUC Fiesta Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Creamer Turquoise EUC Fiesta $14.99 2d 6h 4m
Two Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Gray INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWLS Fiesta GOOD! Two Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Gray INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWLS Fiesta GOOD! $19.95 2d 6h 50m
Lot Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN GRAY - CUP 6 Lot Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN GRAY - CUP 6" PLATE & FRUIT BOWL Very Good! $17.95 2d 6h 57m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate $9.99 2d 7h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate $9.99 2d 7h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate $9.99 2d 7h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate $9.99 2d 7h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate $9.99 2d 7h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate $9.99 2d 7h 44m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/4” Luncheon Plate $9.99 2d 7h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Vintage Teacup 2 5/8 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Fiesta Vintage Teacup 2 5/8" Cup and Saucer Yellow $10.00 2d 7h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Bread Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Bread Plate $6.99 2d 8h 15m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 7 3/8” Individual Salad Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 7 3/8” Individual Salad Bowl $18.99 2d 8h 19m
Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Cup only, Vintage USA, Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Cup only, Vintage USA, $10.00 2d 8h 35m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin One Yellow Plate Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin One Yellow Plate $3.50 2d 9h 6m
Lot of 4 HLC Harlequin Ironstone Vintage 36s Oatmeal Soup/Cereal Bowls - Fiesta Lot of 4 HLC Harlequin Ironstone Vintage 36s Oatmeal Soup/Cereal Bowls - Fiesta $32.50 2d 10h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Teacup & Saucer Set - Fiesta (1936-1942) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Spruce Teacup & Saucer Set - Fiesta (1936-1942) $9.50 2d 11h 28m
Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Ball Jug Pitcher (Fiesta Family) with ice lip Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Ball Jug Pitcher (Fiesta Family) with ice lip $70.00 2d 11h 28m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Teacup & Saucer Set - Fiesta (1936-1959) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Teacup & Saucer Set - Fiesta (1936-1959) $6.50 2d 11h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Teacup & Saucer Set - Fiesta (1939 - 1959) Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Teacup & Saucer Set - Fiesta (1939 - 1959) $8.00 2d 11h 32m
Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Fiesta  CORAL Salad Bowl 1950's Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Fiesta CORAL Salad Bowl 1950's 0 $6.99 2d 15h 17m
NOVELTY DONKEY! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC NOVELTY DONKEY! Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN dinnerware: YELLOW HARLEQUIN pattern: EXC $165.00 2d 15h 19m

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