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Vintage Homer Laughlin Pottery Original Maroon Glazed Pieces | Circa 1936-1940

Circa 1936-1941: "Red, Blue, Green and Yellow" were the original four Harlequin Glazes released in 1936 for Woolworths own solid color dinnerware line. What collectors have come to be known as Maroon (rather than Red, which has reserved itself for the Vintage Fiesta color) was one of these original Homer Laughlin glazes, specially formulated for the department store giant. Maroon and Spruce (Green) were both dropped relatively quickly from the line, as early as the end of 1940.

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Maroon Bread and Butter Plate For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 6" Bread and Butter Plate in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: This simple 6" Maroon Harlequin Bread and Butter plate has the most luxurious finish and wonderful color. Who knew the simple bread and butter plate could add such delight to the table.

For Sale: $20

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Maroon Salad Plate For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 7" Salad Plate in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: This simple 7" Maroon Harlequin Salad plate has the most luxurious finish and wonderful color. Who knew the simple salad plate could add such delight to the table.

For Sale: $25

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Maroon Cup and Saucer Set For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Cup and Saucer Set in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: Introduced in 1936, Maroon is a daring glaze, deeper and richer than most early vintage colors. Prone to uneven glaze application, it is always a pleasure to find the original rich Maroon well applied and in excellent condition. The teacup and saucer was a cornerstone in a pottery lines design.

For Sale: $35

 Vintage Harlequin Individual Creamer in Maroon: Harlequin Dinnerware 30s 40s American Solid Color Dinnerware For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Individual Creamer in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1939-1940: The toy creamer was only made for a few years, dipped in the harlequin colors, it is one of only a few pieces of Homer Laughlin pottery that could be considered a miniature. Stands 2 1/4" high and holds the perfect amount of cream to delight your guests or special youngsters.

For Sale: $45

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Salt and Pepper Shakers in Original Mauve Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Salt & Pepper Shakers in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: The vintage Harlequin pottery shaker was designed by Frederick Rhead early in 1936, before the pottery line had been named or taken on an identity. The salt and pepper shaker is a staple in a potteries foundation, and it is no surprise that they would have been among the first pieces to take shape.

For Sale: $55

 Vintage Harlequin Double Egg Cup in Maroon: Homer Laughlin Dinnerware 30s 40s American Solid Color Art Deco

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Double Egg Cup in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: Served with the egg atop the smaller s4ide, flipped and eated in the larger cup, the Harlequin double egg cup towers nearly 4" tall and is a delightful piece to mix in with your solid colored tableware collection. Dipped in twelve colors, shown here in Turquoise.

For Sale: $60

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Cream Soup Bowl in Original Maroon Glaze 30s Art Deco Dinnerware

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Cream Soup Bowl in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: Found in all twelve colors the cream soup was added only years before the original colors of Maroon and Maroon were dropped, making these two early glazes hard to find on the cream soup bowl.

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Vintage Maroon Harlequin Pottery Sauce Boat

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Sauce Boat in Original Maroon For Sale »

Circa 1939-1940: Homer Laughlin began producing Harlequin in the late 30s for the Woolworth five and dime stores. With its sleek art deco lines, the sauce boat, produced in all twelve original glazes, was a welcome and lasting addition to the Harlequin line. The sauce boat features nearly a one pint capacity and measures 3" in height and 8 1/2" in width.

For Sale: $75

Harlequin Pottery Sugar Bowl in Original Maroon Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Lidded Sugar Bowl in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1937-1940: Wonderful flat bottomed Harlequin sugar bowl with the early inside rings that were removed by 1942. This sugar bowl is in excellent condition and fully dipped in the great early vintage maroon glaze which was one of the first four colors of Harlequin pottery line.

For Sale: $85

Maroon Vintage Harlequin 13inch Platter 30s 40s Homer Laughlin American Dinnerware Solid Color Mix-n-Match

Vintage Harlequin 13" Platter
in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: Introduced in 1936, Maroon is a daring glaze, deeper and richer than most early vintage colors. Prone to uneven glaze application, it is always a pleasure to find the original rich Maroon well applied and in excellent condition. The large 13 inch platter was part of the original line, released in 1936.

For Sale: $85

Harlequin Pottery Sugar Creamer Set Original Maroon Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Lidded Sugar Bowl & Creamer Set in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1937-1940: Wonderful flat bottomed Harlequin sugar bowl with the early inside rings that were removed by 1942. This set includes the lidded sugar bowl and the creamer. Both pieces are in excellent condition and fully dipped in the great early vintage maroon glaze which was one of the first four colors of the Harlequin pottery line.

For Sale: $125

Harlequin Animal Novelty Maroon Cat Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Cat in Harlequin Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1939-1940: Produced for less than a year, the small Figurine novelties that Homer Laughlin produced for Woolworths are a delight to find and add to your vintage pottery collection. Bringing an element of humanism into the tablescape is not a success to which many potteries can lay claim. The miniature Donkey, Fish, Duck, Penguin, Cat and Lamb can add a delighful personality in your cabinets and on your tablescapes.

For Sale: $150

Harlequin Animal Novelty Lamb in Maroon Glaze Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Lamb in Harlequin Maroon Glaze  »

Circa 1939-1940: Produced for less than a year, the small Figurine novelties that Homer Laughlin produced for Woolworths are a delight to find and add to your vintage pottery collection. Bringing an element of humanism into the tablescape is not a success to which many potteries can lay claim. The miniature Donkey, Fish, Duck, Penguin, Cat and Lamb can add a delighful personality in your cabinets and on your tablescapes.

For Sale: $175

Harlequin Pottery Maroon Covered Casserole

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Covered Casserole in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: Maroon was one of the original four colored glazes in the Harlequin pottery line. Although 12 colors would be dipped on the Harlequin shape over its near 30 year run, the original four colors hold a special place in the collectors heart, with spruce and maroon being in high demand as they were discontinued first and were the lines shortest running glazes. The covered casserole shape is one of the showcases of the line and is a treat to find dipped in the early, original color of maroon.

For Sale: $275


    Harlequin Pottery For Sale: Relish Tray: Turquoise Red Maroon Mauve Yellow

Vintage Harlequin Relish Tray
with original base »

Circa 1937-1940: Rare and hard to find vintage Harlequin relish tray with unmarked base and four color inserts. The Harlequin Relish Tray is a prized possession among even the most advanced collectors.

For Sale: $650

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Harlequin Animal Novelty Maroon Duck Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Homer Laughlin Novelty Figurine: Duck in Harlequin Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1939-1940: Produced for less than a year, the small Figurine novelties that Homer Laughlin produced for Woolworths are a delight to find and add to your vintage pottery collection. Bringing an element of humanism into the tablescape is not a success to which many potteries can lay claim. The miniature Donkey, Fish, Duck, Penguin, Cat and Lamb can add a delighful personality in your cabinets and on your tablescapes. This example of the Original Duck dipped in Harlequin Maroon Glaze is in perfect condition, without damage, use or flaws.

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Harlequin Animal Novelty Penguin in Spruce Glaze Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Homer Laughlin Novelty Figurine: Penguin in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1939-1940: For less than a year, Homer Laughlin produced the small figurine novelties for the Woolworths company. The miniature Donkey, Fish, Duck, Penguin, Cat and Lamb can add a delighful personality in to your Fiesta collections, in your cabinets and on your tablescapes. This example of the original Penguin dipped in Harlequin Maroon glaze will add a wimsy to your collection.

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Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Maroon Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1940: In Maroon for Only One Year— The Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl was produced for 19 years and made in all twelve original Harlequin colors. Although collectors should note that the Oatmeal Bowl was released only one year before Maroon and Spruce were discontinued, making it exceedingly rare in those two colors. Modeled after the Fruit & Nappy Bowl, it shares a rolled top and same proportional design. This example in the original Maroon glaze is in excellent condition, without damage or use.

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Harlequin Pottery Regular Ashtray in Maroon

Vintage Harlequin Regular Ashtray
in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: The first couple of years proved so successful for the Harlequin line, that it was quickly expanded. The regular ashtray was one of those great additions. Maroon was shortly dropped after the introduction of the 40s colors, so finding those late addition items in the original colors is always a treat.

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   Vintage Harlequin Pottery Butter Dish in Original Maroon Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 1/2 lb Butter in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa June 1938-1940: Collectors lament that there was never a vintage Fiesta butter dish for the line, but the adventurous can rejoice in the butter borrowed from Homer Laughlins Jade line. Dipped in the Harlequin colors the large butter transformed intself into a delightful play of deco angles and details. Not common in any color, the maroon glaze will elude collectors since Maroon color was discontinued early by 1940 making the length of production short for the butter in maroon.

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Harlequin Pottery Maroon Marmalade For Sale | Vintage Homer Laughlin Pottery, Rare Americana Collectable Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Marmalade in Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: One of the original four colors for the Harlequin pottery line, and one of the most desirable pieces of holloware, short lived and hard to find.

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Harlequin VIntage 9 Inch Nappy Bowl in Rose Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Nappy Bowl in Original 30s Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1942: The maroon glaze was one of the original four glazes developed for the Harlequin pottery line. Discontinued between 1940-1942, collectors will cherish finding such excellent early examples...

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 Vintage Harlequin Original Maroon 22 ounce jug or milk pitcher: Harlequin Dinnerware 30s 40s American Solid Color Dinnerware For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 22 Ounce Jug in Original Maroon For Sale »

Circa 1938-1940: The variety of pitchers that Frederick Rhead designed and produced for Homer Laughlin is really impressive. This version of a milk jug for the Harlequin line, referred to as the 22 ounce jug, is one of the boldest and jovial design of them all.

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Maroon Harlequin Service Water Pitcher: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Water Ball Jug in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa: 1938-1940. Maroon Harlequin will prove to be one of the hardest of all the Harlequin colors to collect (with the exception of course of medium green and an occasional light green piece). This example is a rare treat for the collector.

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Harlequin Pottery Teapot in Original Maroon Glaze 30s Artdeco American Tableware Homer Laughlin

Vintage Harlequin Teapot
in Original 30s Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: The teapot shape is one of the showcase pieces of the Harlequin line and is a treat to find dipped in the early, original color of maroon. Note that the teapot was not part of the original line, making the maroon example one of the hardest to find versions of them all. This example is in excellent condition and will please any collector.

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Harlequin Pottery High Lip Creamer in Original Maroon Glaze

Vintage Harlequin High Lip Creamer in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa September-October 1936: Produced for only a month before design revisions, this first version of the Harlequin High Lip Creamer will prove extremely hard to find, and nearly impossible to acquire without damage. This example, from the Becky Turner collection, is one of the only ones that I have ever seen without any damage or use - not a scratch or ding, only a small spot of manufacturing issue with the glaze on one side, but most importantly not a single chip or ding, touch-up or repair. It is truly a delight to find one of these and many in the collecting community will be pleased to find a piece of Becky's advanced Harlequin pottery on the market.

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Riviera Pottery Rare Ivory Underplate

Vintage Tango Shakers in Original Maroon and Spruce Green Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: The Homer Laughlin potteries Century shape saw a lot of use, decorated with decals and dipped in a wide variety of the vintage HLC glazes. Tango was a small and short lived line and it's a real treat to find pieces dipped in the tango glazes on the century/riviera pieces. Even more of a treat is to find these familiar shapes dipped in glazes that can integrate so well into the Harlequin line, sharing the Maroon and Spruce Green glaze. This example of the HTF Tango shakers is in excellent condition without damage.

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Harlequin Animal Novelty Fish in Maroon  Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Homer Laughlin Novelty Figurine: Fish in Harlequin Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1939-1940: Produced for less than a year, the small Figurine novelties that Homer Laughlin produced for Woolworths are a delight to find and add to your vintage pottery collection. Bringing an element of humanism into the tablescape is not a success to which many potteries can lay claim. The miniature Donkey, Fish, Duck, Penguin, Cat and Lamb can add a delighful personality in your cabinets and on your tablescapes. This example of the Original Fish dipped in Harlequin Maroon is in perfect condition, without damage, use or flaws.

For Sale: $175


Vintage Harlequin Pottery For Sale: Maroon Nut Dish 40s 50s Pottery

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Basketweave Nut Dish in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: The Harlequin nut dish may perhaps been intended as an individual ashtray. The basketweave pattern that coers the inside is associated with the Japanese Marutomo dish. The nut bowl was adopted and began production in March of 1938...

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Vintage Harlequin Pottery Maroon Creamer For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Regular Creamer in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: With eleven vintage Fiesta colors to choose from, why is Maroon so exciting? It's just a luscious color, produced for a short amount of time in far fewer quantities than its sibling Fiesta colors. Top such a delightful color with such fantastic form, and the humble regular creamer looks far from regular.

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