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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
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 8h 16m
Homer Laughlin *HARLEQUIN* Yellow 5 Homer Laughlin *HARLEQUIN* Yellow 5" 36'S BOWL (Fiesta Family) 0 $29.99 12h 20m
Vintage Harlequin Pottery 13 Vintage Harlequin Pottery 13" platter Fiestaware radioactive Red ca. 1940 $32.00 13h 38m
Vintage Harlequin Pottery 10 Vintage Harlequin Pottery 10" dinner plate Fiestaware radioactive Red ca. 1940 $16.00 13h 40m
Vintage Harlequin Pottery cup & saucer Fiestaware radioactive Red ca. 1940 Vintage Harlequin Pottery cup & saucer Fiestaware radioactive Red ca. 1940 $20.00 13h 44m
Vintage Harlequin Pottery Creamer Fiestaware radioactive Red ca. 1940 Vintage Harlequin Pottery Creamer Fiestaware radioactive Red ca. 1940 $16.00 14h 49m
VINTAGE LOT OF 11 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN TEA OR COFFEE CUPS VINTAGE LOT OF 11 HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN TEA OR COFFEE CUPS $65.00 14h 51m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue (Turquoise?) Gravy Boat. Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue (Turquoise?) Gravy Boat. 0 $5.99 14h 57m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Gravy Boat 0 $5.99 14h 57m
VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN DOUBLE EGG CUP BLUE VINTAGE FIESTA HARLEQUIN DOUBLE EGG CUP BLUE 0 $19.99 15h 10m
 Vintage -2  ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWLS FIESTA Vintage -2 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWLS FIESTA 0 $20.00 15h 21m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl Excel. Used Cond. Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Individual Salad Bowl Excel. Used Cond. $29.00 17h
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Desert Plates 6 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Desert Plates 6 1/4" x 5 $10.00 17h 14m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Individual Salad Bowl Good Used Condition Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Individual Salad Bowl Good Used Condition $22.00 17h 17m
MCM   Homer Laughlin  Harlequin 13 by 10.50  MAUVE OVAL PLATTERl MCM Homer Laughlin Harlequin 13 by 10.50 MAUVE OVAL PLATTERl $17.00 17h 22m
9 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups and More 9 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cups and More $29.99 17h 57m
Vintage 50s Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Cups Vintage 50s Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Cups $33.33 18h 12m
Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Inv #50 TURQUOISE 6 Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Inv #50 TURQUOISE 6" SAUCER $5.00 18h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Marigold Saucer Fiestaware (1939-1959) Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Marigold Saucer Fiestaware (1939-1959) $6.95 19h 22m
LOT OF 1950S HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE~ SUGAR~ CREAMER~ 4 CUPS~ 2 SAUCERS LOT OF 1950S HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN ROSE~ SUGAR~ CREAMER~ 4 CUPS~ 2 SAUCERS $22.99 19h 45m
Homer Laughlin China - Harlequin - 3 Individual Creamers - 1 Red, 2 Yellow Homer Laughlin China - Harlequin - 3 Individual Creamers - 1 Red, 2 Yellow 2 $20.50 19h 56m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Tea Coffee Cups Set Of 10 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Tea Coffee Cups Set Of 10 $45.00 20h 3m
Pair of Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Salt & Pepper Shakers- Excellent! Pair of Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Salt & Pepper Shakers- Excellent! $39.99 20h 7m
52 Pcs. HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE Service for 12 + 5 Harlequin Salad Bowls 52 Pcs. HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA WARE Service for 12 + 5 Harlequin Salad Bowls $722.50 20h 23m
Vintage Original 1950's Homer Laughlin Inv #22 HARLEQUIN ROSE 10 Vintage Original 1950's Homer Laughlin Inv #22 HARLEQUIN ROSE 10" PLATE $5.00 20h 26m
HLC Harlequin Fiesta Mugs Set Of 4 1979 Reissue HLC Harlequin Fiesta Mugs Set Of 4 1979 Reissue $32.99 20h 35m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Creamer Art Deco Fiesta Vintage  Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise Creamer Art Deco Fiesta Vintage  $11.99 20h 49m
Old~Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Saucer Yellow Fiesta Fiestaware Old~Homer Laughlin Vintage Harlequin Saucer Yellow Fiesta Fiestaware $4.00 21h 35m
Flawless Vintage Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin Creamer and Sugar Bowl w/Lid  Flawless Vintage Yellow Homer Laughlin Harlequin Creamer and Sugar Bowl w/Lid  10 $49.00 21h 44m
 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Serving Bowl  Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Serving Bowl $14.95 22h 16m
Vintage 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA Vintage 1939 ROSE HOMER LAUGHLIN HARLEQUIN PATTERN INDIVIDUAL SALAD BOWL FIESTA $19.99 1d 9m
HARLEQUIN Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA - TWO ROSE COLOR COFFEE TEA CUPS EUC HARLEQUIN Vintage HOMER LAUGHLIN FIESTA - TWO ROSE COLOR COFFEE TEA CUPS EUC $11.99 1d 1h 55m
*HARLEQUIN* TWO TURQUOISE  9 *HARLEQUIN* TWO TURQUOISE 9" LUNCHEON PLATES $19.99 1d 9h 49m
Vintage Homer Laughlin GREY HARLEQUIN 13 Vintage Homer Laughlin GREY HARLEQUIN 13" PLATTER Large Homer Laughlin NICE! $19.95 1d 12h 9m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Maroon Mauve Ball Pitcher Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Maroon Mauve Ball Pitcher $65.00 1d 13h 35m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern BUTTER TRAY 9-1/8 HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN Turquoise pattern BUTTER TRAY 9-1/8" x 5-7/8" $50.97 1d 14h 3m
Vtg blue homer Laughlin cup and saucer Vtg blue homer Laughlin cup and saucer 0 $6.99 1d 14h 11m
Vtg mauve homer Laughlin cup and saucer Vtg mauve homer Laughlin cup and saucer 0 $6.99 1d 14h 16m
Vtg homer Laughlin cup and saucer green nice Vtg homer Laughlin cup and saucer green nice 0 $6.99 1d 14h 26m
2 vtg homer Laughlin desert plates nice green &gray 2 vtg homer Laughlin desert plates nice green &gray 0 $6.99 1d 14h 28m
 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Orange/Red 24 Oz. Pitcher jug Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Orange/Red 24 Oz. Pitcher jug 1 $19.95 1d 15h 12m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/8" Turquoise Luncheon Plate (Inv #16) $10.00 1d 15h 40m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/8 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin 9 1/8" Turquoise Luncheon Plate (Inv #18) $10.00 1d 15h 50m
Vintage Harlequin 9 1/4 Vintage Harlequin 9 1/4" Yellow Dinner Plate, Homer Laughlin Kitchen Pottery 0 $16.95 1d 16h 6m
Vintage Harlequin Gray Sauce Boat  Gravy Boat Vintage Harlequin Gray Sauce Boat Gravy Boat $20.00 1d 18h 13m
Vintage Yellow Harlequin Gravy Boat Harlequin HLCC  Sauce Boat Vintage Yellow Harlequin Gravy Boat Harlequin HLCC Sauce Boat $9.00 1d 18h 17m
Vintage Harlequin Mauve Gravy Boat HLCC Blue Sauce Boat  Vintage Harlequin Mauve Gravy Boat HLCC Blue Sauce Boat $20.00 1d 18h 19m
Vintage Homer Laughlin China Salt or Pepper Shaker Coral Pink One (1) Vintage Homer Laughlin China Salt or Pepper Shaker Coral Pink One (1) $20.00 1d 18h 36m
Lot of 4 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Rose 36s Oatmeal / Cereal Bowls - Exc Cond! Lot of 4 HOMER LAUGHLIN Harlequin Rose 36s Oatmeal / Cereal Bowls - Exc Cond! $24.00 1d 18h 48m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy Sauce Boat Sugar Creamer Turquioise Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Gravy Sauce Boat Sugar Creamer Turquioise $29.00 1d 19h 18m
Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Inv #35 YELLOW 6 Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Inv #35 YELLOW 6" SAUCER $5.25 1d 19h 33m
Homer Laughlin Co  - Harlequin Turquoise Regular Creamer - VINTAGE Homer Laughlin Co - Harlequin Turquoise Regular Creamer - VINTAGE $16.98 1d 19h 48m
Homer Laughlin ~ Harlequin Rose Sugar 2 Handle With Lid - VINTAGE Homer Laughlin ~ Harlequin Rose Sugar 2 Handle With Lid - VINTAGE $18.48 1d 19h 52m
Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Inv #40 ROSE 6 Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Inv #40 ROSE 6" SAUCER $5.50 1d 20h 9m
Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Inv #39 ROSE 6 Original 1950's Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Inv #39 ROSE 6" SAUCER $6.00 1d 20h 26m
Vintage Harlequin Rose Batter Jug 22 ounce Homer Laughlin Milk Pitcher Vintage Harlequin Rose Batter Jug 22 ounce Homer Laughlin Milk Pitcher $25.00 1d 20h 56m
Large Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Yellow Oval Serving Platter Large Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiesta Harlequin Yellow Oval Serving Platter 0 $8.99 1d 21h 13m
2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 3 1/2 2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 3 1/2" Cups and 6" Saucers Vintage Art Deco 0 $19.99 1d 21h 19m
 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 3 1/2 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 3 1/2" Cup and 6" Saucer Vintage Art Deco 0 $10.99 1d 21h 31m
Vintage HARLEQUIN FIESTA Homer Laughlin ROSE PINK CREAMER Vintage HARLEQUIN FIESTA Homer Laughlin ROSE PINK CREAMER 0 $3.99 1d 22h 29m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Saucers And Tea Cup Blue Green Yellow Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Saucers And Tea Cup Blue Green Yellow $19.00 1d 23h 44m
Set Of 5 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Teacups And Saucers Rose Blue Yellow Turquoise Set Of 5 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Teacups And Saucers Rose Blue Yellow Turquoise $39.00 2d 5m
Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Ball Jug Pitcher 80 oz Mauve Blue Mint Vintage Harlequin Homer Laughlin Ball Jug Pitcher 80 oz Mauve Blue Mint 0 $49.99 2d 8h 56m
Homer Laughlin China set Harlequin Fiesta RARE in Orig. Box 3-piece set 1983 NOS Homer Laughlin China set Harlequin Fiesta RARE in Orig. Box 3-piece set 1983 NOS $39.99 2d 10h 1m
Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Nut Dish Bowl Basketweave Yellow -Red 2-Turquoise Vintage Fiesta Harlequin Nut Dish Bowl Basketweave Yellow -Red 2-Turquoise 0 $62.00 2d 10h 19m
Homer Laughlin China 1950's Rose Color HARLEQUIN Gravy - Sauce Boat Homer Laughlin China 1950's Rose Color HARLEQUIN Gravy - Sauce Boat $8.00 2d 10h 33m
Lot of 8 Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Yellow Rose Turquoise Cup Saucer Bowl Lot of 8 Homer Laughlin China Harlequin Yellow Rose Turquoise Cup Saucer Bowl $12.95 2d 11h 31m
Vintage Harlequin Red Rose Homer Laughlin Cereal Soup Salad Bowls Vintage Harlequin Red Rose Homer Laughlin Cereal Soup Salad Bowls $16.99 2d 12h 9m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, 7 Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, 7" Salad Plate, Red, Nice $10.35 2d 12h 38m
Vintage (1956?) Homer Laughlin Rhythm Harlequin 13.5 Vintage (1956?) Homer Laughlin Rhythm Harlequin 13.5" Yellow Platter K56 N4 0 $16.97 2d 13h 3m
Set of (4) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE Cup & Saucer Sets Set of (4) Vintage Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE Cup & Saucer Sets $36.00 2d 13h 44m
Vintage Mid-Century Tea Cup Saucer 6p Lot Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow Vintage Mid-Century Tea Cup Saucer 6p Lot Harlequin Homer Laughlin Fiesta Yellow $79.99 2d 14h 19m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green 5 5/8 Cereal fruit Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Forest Green 5 5/8 Cereal fruit Bowl $12.00 2d 15h 26m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin BRIGHT YELLOW . Platter  Rings Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin BRIGHT YELLOW . Platter Rings 0 $9.99 2d 15h 31m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 6 oz Tea Coffee Cup Rings No Mark Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Turquoise 6 oz Tea Coffee Cup Rings No Mark $8.00 2d 16h 4m
HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern CORAL 1979 issue CHOP PLATE Round Platter HOMER LAUGHLIN china HARLEQUIN pattern CORAL 1979 issue CHOP PLATE Round Platter $23.77 2d 16h 22m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow 9” Oval Vegetable Bowl $25.49 2d 18h 10m
Seven Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cereal Bowls Green, Pink, Yellow, Turquoise Seven Homer Laughlin Harlequin Cereal Bowls Green, Pink, Yellow, Turquoise 0 $50.00 2d 18h 44m
Homer Laughlin Harlequin Colours Persimmon 7 1/4 Homer Laughlin Harlequin Colours Persimmon 7 1/4" Bowl $10.00 2d 19h 35m
Homer Laughlin Rhythm Harlequin Yellow Platter J53 N4 Homer Laughlin Rhythm Harlequin Yellow Platter J53 N4 $35.00 2d 19h 48m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Tea Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Yellow Tea Cup and Saucer $9.95 2d 21h 52m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin grey gravy boat Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin grey gravy boat $20.00 2d 22h 7m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Tea Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Rose Tea Cup and Saucer $9.95 2d 22h 9m
HLC Harlequin VEGETABLE & OATMEAL BOWLS (6) - Turquoise, Green, Yellow, Rose HLC Harlequin VEGETABLE & OATMEAL BOWLS (6) - Turquoise, Green, Yellow, Rose $85.50 2d 22h 12m
VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red / Orange Creamer & Sugar Bowl No Lid, EXC!! VINTAGE Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN Red / Orange Creamer & Sugar Bowl No Lid, EXC!! $24.99 2d 22h 43m
HLC Harlequin FLAT CUPS (7) and SAUCERS (5) - Turquoise, Green, Yellow, Rose HLC Harlequin FLAT CUPS (7) and SAUCERS (5) - Turquoise, Green, Yellow, Rose $71.10 2d 22h 50m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Tea Cup and Saucer Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Light Green Tea Cup and Saucer $9.95 2d 23h 14m
3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread and Butter Plates 3 Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Bread and Butter Plates $10.95 2d 23h 27m
HOMER LAUGHLIN.. HOMER LAUGHLIN.."HARLEQUIN" Dinner Plate + Cereal (x3)..Exl Cond..FREE Shipping! $72.69 3d 1h 13m
HOMER LAUGHLIN.. HOMER LAUGHLIN.."HARLEQUIN" Dinner Plate + Cereal (x3)..Exl Cond..FREE Shipping! $72.69 3d 1h 30m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Coffee Cup Vintage Homer Laughlin Yellow Harlequin Coffee Cup $8.00 3d 8h 17m
Vintage Lot of 5 Harlequin Medium Green (reissue) by Homer Laughlin 1979 Vintage Lot of 5 Harlequin Medium Green (reissue) by Homer Laughlin 1979 $22.09 3d 9h 2m
Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Mauve Set of 2 Cups Vintage Homer Laughlin Harlequin Blue Mauve Set of 2 Cups $19.99 3d 9h 23m
2 Vintage Turquoise Harlequin Homer Laughlin China Luncheon Plate 9-1/4 2 Vintage Turquoise Harlequin Homer Laughlin China Luncheon Plate 9-1/4" America $19.99 3d 9h 23m
Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Vegetable Bowl, Round Serving, Yellow Harlequin, Homer Laughlin, Fiestaware, Vegetable Bowl, Round Serving, Yellow $19.99 3d 9h 24m
Harlequin Yellow Tea Cup Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware MidCentury Modern Harlequin Yellow Tea Cup Vintage Homer Laughlin Fiestaware MidCentury Modern $12.95 3d 10h 28m
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 3d 11h 35m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE (OLDER) Luncheon Plate 222497 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN TURQUOISE (OLDER) Luncheon Plate 222497 $9.99 3d 13h 15m
Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MEDIUM GREEN Dinner Plate 222409 Homer Laughlin HARLEQUIN MEDIUM GREEN Dinner Plate 222409 $19.99 3d 13h 22m
Original Vintage Harlequin 8 3/4 Original Vintage Harlequin 8 3/4" Yellow Nappy Bowl Excellent Condition $7.00 3d 13h 36m

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