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HARLEQUIN POTTERY GALLERY


Harlequin Pottery is as old as Vintage Fiestaware- it was introduced by Homer Laughlin in 1936 and sold exclusively through Woolworth Company. The first colors were "Blue, Green, Red and Yellow"- really Mauve, Spruce Green, Maroon, and Harlequin Yellow . The second wave of colors added were red (Fiesta orange) and called "Tangerine" by HLCo, rose, turquoise and light green. In the 50s Grey, Chartreuse and Forest Green were added, and then in 1959 the colors were reduced to four: Red (orange), Turquoise, Yellow and Medium Green (just like Fiesta). Harlequin was produced from 1936-1964.

The great art deco designer Fredrick Rhead not only designed Fiestaware, but Harlequin as well. Lined with bands of graduating rims and dipped in bright straightforward colors and angled handles. Eventually Harlequin would be introduced in all of the Fiesta colors except ivory and deep cobalt blue.

It is important to note that Woolworth instigated a rerelease of Harlequin in 1979 for their 100th annivesary. The colors and pieces reproduced came in yellow, turquoise, medium green (which is milky compared to the original), and a coral that was a new color. Luckily they backstamped the reissues and only made plates, cups, and soup bowls.


Bowl:
Cream soup

Bowl:
Fruit (5 1/2" )

Bowl:
Oval Baker
         
 
Bowl:
Individual Salad
 
Bowl:
Individual Salad
 
Butter Dish:
1/2lb.
           
 
Casserole:
Red
 
Casserole:
Mauve
 
Casserole:
Rose
         
 
Creamer, regular
 
Creamer, individual
 
Egg cup, single/double
         
 
Cup:Demitasse
       
           
 
Nut dish, basketweave
 
Pitcher, service water
 
Pitcher, 22-oz. jug
           
 
Plate:
deep
 
Plate:
6"
 
Plate:
, 7"
           
     
  Plate:
9 "
  Plate:
10"
  Platter:
11"
           
     
  Platter:
13"
  Relish Tray   Relish Tray Inserts
           
       
      Salt & Pepper   Sauce Boat
     
  Sugar Bowl with Lid   Syrup   Teacup
cup & saucer
           
     
  Teapot   Tumbler    
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