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Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowls #1-#7 in Original Six Vintage Colors | Circa 1936-1944

It is perhaps the bright, solid color, mix-n-match nesting bowl sets from the 30s and 40s that define the play in our American dinnerware. There may be no greater universally loved and recognized household item than the kitchen bowl. Nesting bowl sets reached a pinnacle of popularity in the 30s, and the vintage Fiesta set, with a grand total of seven individual bowls, all meant to nest within less than 1/16" of each other, was an ambitous pursuit indeed. Designed to fit so closely, one within another, the complete set of Fiesta nesting bowls may represent the apex of talent coming from the Homer Laughlin Pottery Company in the late 30s. Produced with economy in mind, the fiesta mixing bowls were sold individually and could be mixed and matched in colors to fit any decor or temperment. It is of note that in the Fall of 1942 mixing bowls were only released in one color per size: Cobalt #7, Turquoise #6, Yellow #5, Ivory #4, Green #3, Yellow #2, and Red #1.

Inside Bottom Rings: For the first two years of production, from 1936-1938, besides the inside top band of concentric rings, another set of rings was hand tooled into the bottom of the bowls on the jigering machine. These extra inside bottom rings let us date production to the earliest era of Fiesta pottery. I have found that Fiesta bowls with inside bottom rings nest better amongst themselves. They are three times more uncommon than their plain bottomed siblings and are a delight to find.

#1s | Number 1 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
Red Vintage Fiesta No. 1 Nesting Bowl in Red with Inside Bottom Rings

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl , No. 1 in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings: Vintage Fiesta red glazed bowl in excellent condition. It's always a treat to find the nice early bowls with the inside bottom rings without damage or use, and this piece will sure to satisfy. This example of the #1 mixing bowl is in excellent condition. Measures 4 15/16" x 3 9/16"

For Sale: $365

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Once in Original Red Glaze

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl , No. 1
in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1938-1942: There is nothing like finishing off your vintage Fiesta nesting bowl set with a #1 bowl in the Original Red glaze. This example in the original red is in spectacular condition. Marked on the bottom "HLCo fiesta MADE IN USA" Measures 4 15/16" x 3 9/16"

For Sale: $325

Turquoise Fiesta No. 1 Turquoise Nesting Bowl For Sale Inside Bottom Rings 1936

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 1
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings: Vintage Fiesta turquoise glazed bowl in excellent condition. It's always a treat to find the nice early bowls with the inside bottom rings without damage or use, and this piece will sure to satisfy. This example of the #1 mixing bowl is in excellent condition. From the Richard Mayberry collection. Measures 4 15/16" x 3 9/16"

For Sale: $365

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number One in Original Turquoise Glaze

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl , No. 1
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1938-1944: It is the #1 and the #7 vintage Fiesta nesting bowls that usually turn up last and will prove the hardest to track down in excellent condition. This darling #1 Fiesta nesting bowl in the original turquoise glaze is in perfect condition and will delight the collector with it's bright blue glaze. Measures 4 15/16" x 3 9/16"

For Sale: $325

#2s | Number 2 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
Red Vintage Fiesta Number 2 Red Nesting Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl , No. 2
in Original Radioactive Red »

Circa 1936-1938: Bottom Rings: This example of the #2 Fiesta nesting bowl not only has inside bottom rings but is also in the most desirable color of red. Nests perfectly. Marked in the mold on the bottom with the early impression: "fiesta HLCo Usa 2". Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $185

Ivory Vintage Fiesta Number 2 Ivory Nesting Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl , No. 2
in Original Ivory »

Circa 1936-1938: Bottom Rings: Collectors will appreciate how hard it is to find the vintage nesting bowls with inside bottom rings. Now more than 75 years old these bowls have entered the realm of antiques and our grandmothers and even our great grandmothers remember them from long ago. This example in original ivory has the nice early mark, "fiesta HLCo Usa 2", and the inside bottom rings. Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $135

Vintage Fiestaware Nesting Bowl in Original Ivory Glaze For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 2
in Original Ivory »

Circa 1938-1944: The #2 size bowl is the perfect size for many kitchen tasks and small enough to be easy to handle. Nicely impressed, in the mold, on the bottom, "HLC fiesta, Made in USA 2". Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $155

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Two in Cobalt For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 2
in Original Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1942: Vintage Fiesta cobalt blue glaze is such a bold and strong color- thick and rich and sure of itself. Spared from the hazards of splotchy, uneven glazing that is so common on the original green and turquoise glazes, Cobalt Blue solidifies the line, being the darkest original color created. This example of the #2 mixing bowl is in excellent condition. Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $155

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Two in Green For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 2
in Original Green »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings: Collectors will appreciate how hard it is to find the vintage nesting bowls with inside bottom rings. Now more than 75 years old these bowls have now entered the realm of antiques and our grandmothers and even our great grandmothers remember them from long ago. This example in original green has the nice early mark, "fiesta HLCo Usa 2", and the inside bottom rings. Nests perfectly. Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $175

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Two in Green For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 2
in Original Green »

Circa 1938-1944: This example of the number two nesting bowl, in the original Vintage Fiesta green glaze is in excellent condition and has made it through its 75 year life looking untouched. No scratches or signs of any use. Minor glaze variation on one side. Nests perfectly. Marked in the mold on the bottom "HLCo fiesta MADE IN U.S.A. 2". Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $155

Ivory Vintage Fiesta Number 2 Ivory Nesting Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl , No. 2
in Original Yellow »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings: Collectors will appreciate how hard it is to find the vintage nesting bowls with inside bottom rings. Now more than 75 years old these bowls have now entered the realm of antiques and our grandmothers and even our great grandmothers remember them from long ago. This example in original yellow has the nice early mark, "fiesta HLCo Usa 2", and the inside bottom rings. Nests perfectly. Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $175

Vintage Fiestaware Nesting Bowl in Original Yellow Glaze For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 2
in Original Yellow »

Circa 1938-1944: Originally produced in all six original colors, during the Fall of 1942 each size would be offered in only one color: #7 cobalt, #6 turuqoise, #5 yellow, #4 ivory, #3 green, #2 yellow and #1 red. By the spring of 1944 they were discontinued.

For Sale: $145

Turquoise Fiesta No. 2 Turquoise Nesting Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 2
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1938-1944: The vintage Fiesta turquoise glazed number two sized nesting bowl is such a delightful size to use. It's always a treat to find the original turquoise glaze nice and even, without issues, and this piece will sure to satisfy. This example of the #2 mixing bowl is in spectacular condition. Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $145

Vintage FiestaNesting Bowl Lid number two in original radioactive red: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Lid #2 in Original Red Glaze »

Circa August 1936-February 1937.
Mixing bowl lids were produced for less than six months and are the first piece discontinued from the Fiesta pottery line.

For Sale: $950

#3s | Number 3 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Three in Cobalt For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 3
in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1942: The perfect size for so much kitchen work, not to small and not to big, the #3 is easy to use and like all the Fiesta bowls is nice and deep with tall sides. Marked "HLC fiesta, Made in USA 3". Measures 6 11/16" w x 4 9/16h"

For Sale: $125

Vintage Fiestaware Nesting Bowl in Original Yellow Glaze For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 3 in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1938-1942: This example of the #3 yellow fiesta mixing bowl is in excellent contion. Marked "HLC fiesta, Made in USA 3". Measures 6 11/16" w x 4 9/16h"

For Sale: $145

Ivory Vintage Fiesta Number 2 Yellow Nesting Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 3
in Original Yellow »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings This example of the #3 yellow fiesta mixing bowl is excellent condition. Marked "HLC fiesta, Made in USA 3".

For Sale: $175

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Lid Number Three in Original Green

Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Lid #3
in Original Green »

Circa August 1936 -February 1937.
The nicest lid of all - this is what you're looking for in just spectacular condition.

For Sale: $775

#4s | Number 4 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Four in Red For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 4
in Original Red »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings: Collectors will delight in finding the original red Vintage Fiesta bowls, especially the early variations with the inside bottom rings that were produced for only two short years. This example is in excellent condition with no signs of use and no scratches to mar its lovely surface and nicely pronounced inside bottom rings.Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $245

 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Four in Cobalt For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 4
in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1944: Starting to get larger with the #4 mixing bowls... Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h". The clay body was pressed into a mold and the inside rings were made by hand tooling on a jiggering machine. This example in the original cobalt is in excellent condition. It's always nice to find the cobalt mixing bowls without glaze skips, since they show up so easily with the dark glaze. This example is just great with a rich, bold and even glaze and boasts a perfect rim, without dings or use.

For Sale: $175

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Four in Original Ivory For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 4
in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Ring Collectors of Vintage Fiesta pottery will appreciate finding early ivory in excellent, clean condition. With inside bottom rings, we can date this example of a number 4 Vintage Fiesta bowl to 1936-1938. An impressive survivor, this bowl is in very nice condition. Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $225

 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Four in Ivory For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 4
in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1938-1944: Kitchen bowls are an iconic item that have been in use longer than most of our modern necessities. The Fiesta version of the classic kitchen bowl is a great fusion of ultra modern with classic utility. The number 5 size seems giant and ready for anything. Decorated around its 26" circumfrence, it really is life size. This example in the original Homer Laughlin vellum glaze is in excellent condition. Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $195

 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Four in Yellow For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 4
in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1938-1944: It's the #4 Vintage Fiesta nesting bowl that really starts to take on some size. By the time you reach the #7 your at 11" wide, but the #4 is your classic sized kitchen bowl, perfect for almost any task. The cllay body was pressed into a mold and the inside rings were made by hand tooling on a jiggering machine. This example in the original yellow is in excellent condition. Nicely marked on the bottom in the mold with the impressed "HLC fiesta MADE IN USA 4" . Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $175

 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Four in Turquoise For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 4
in Original Turquoise »

Circa 1937-1938: Inside Bottom Rings. To find turquoise nesting bowls with inside bottom rings is a treat, since turquoise was the last of the original six glazes developed, not available until the summer of 1937, and inside bottom rings were removed from the bowl by the end of 1938. This example has a nice even glaze and shows very light signs of gentle use. Impressed in the mold with the early mark "fiesta HLCo USA". Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $195

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Lid Number One in Original Cobalt Blue: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Online Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Lid #4
in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa August 1936-February 1937: The vintage Fiesta mixing bowl lids never made it into any company literature and remain one of the most prized possessions in advanced collections. Made in only 4 of the 7 bowl sizes, the number four lid is the granddaddy of them all. Hard to find and coveted by collectors.

For Sale: $695

#5s | Number 5 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Five in Cobalt For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 5
in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1942: It's the Number FIve Fiesta nesting bowl that really starts to take on some size. By the time you reach the number seven your at 11" wide. Clay body was pressed into a mold and the inside rings were made by hand tooling on a jiggering machine. This example in the original cobalt is in excellent condition. It's always nice to find the cobalt mixing bowls without glaze skips, since they show up so easily with the dark glaze. This example is just great with a rich, bold and even glaze, without scratches to mar its surface, nothing to note but a perfect rim, without dings or use. Nicely marked on the bottom in the mold with the embressed "HLC fiesta MADE IN USA" . Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $215

Fiesta No. 5 Green Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 5
in Original Green »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings: Original green from the 1930s is the classic Americana kitchen color. It is this green that has come to represent the era. This large vintage Fiesta #5 nesting bowl with the wonderful early inside bottom rings is in very nice condition. Measures 8 9/16" w x 5 11/16h"

For Sale: $215

Fiesta No. 5 Green Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 5
in Original Green »

Circa 1938-1942: Original green from the 1930s is the classic Americana kitchen color. It is this green that has come to represent the era. It was a pesky color, prone to wide shifts of glaze variations. It was also tinkered with and has the distinction of being the only vintage color that was altered after production had started and pieces had been on the market. Measures 8 9/16" w x 5 11/16h"

For Sale: $195

Fiesta No. 5 Yellow Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 5
in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1938-1942: From the Richard Mayberry Collection It's the Number FIve Fiesta nesting bowl that really starts to take on some size. Clay body was pressed into a mold and the inside rings were made by hand tooling on a jiggering machine. This example in the original yellow glaze is in excellent condition. Nicely marked on the bottom in the mold with the embressed "HLC fiesta MADE IN USA" . Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $225

#6s | Number 6 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Six in Radioactive Red For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl , No. 6
in Original Radioactive Red »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings The upper circumfrence of the #6 Fiesta bowl measures nearly 31" around. That is wider than many waists, so it is no wonder the #6 bowls have a super presence. Hand dipped and tooled in the most desirable and hard to find color of the #6 bowls, the vintage red just can't be beat.

For Sale: $345

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Six in Yellow For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 6
in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings The upper circumfrence of the #6 Fiesta bowl measures nearly 31" around. That is wider than many waists, so it is no wonder the #6 bowls have a super presence. The glaze on this #6 vintage Fiesta Yellow bowl is fantastic—nice and even. Measures an impressive 9 11/16" w x 6 5/16h"

For Sale: $325

Red Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Number 6 Green Nesting Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 6
in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1938-1944: Hand dipped and tooled the #6 bowls were produced in far less quanitites than its smaller siblings, and it is the #6 and #7 Fiesta mixing bowls which will prove the hardest for the collector to find.

For Sale: $325

Vintage Fiesta Number Six 6 Turquoise Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 6
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings Wonderful example of the early turquoise bowl in fantastic condition with early, inside bottom rings and spectacular glaze and color. Measures an impressive 9 11/16" w x 6 5/16h"

For Sale: $325

Fiesta Number Six Nesting Bowl Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 6
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1939-1944: The ambitious set of seven nesting bowls produced by Homer Laughlin in the 30s and 40s is hard to reassemble today. This example of the number 6 Vintage Fiesta nesting bowl is in excellent condition, nice and round, rings like a bell, shiny and without damage and the barest of any use. Very minor glaze variation, but no chips, cracks, touchups, repairs on this very fine example. Marked on the bottom in the mold with the embressed "HLC fiesta MADE IN USA". Measures 9 11/16"w x 6 5/16"h

For Sale: $345

#7s | Number 7 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Seven in Cobalt Blue For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 7
in Original Cobalt Blue »

Circa 1938-1942: Well, here it is the king daddy of them all - the giant #7 Fiesta nesting bowl. The sheer size of this bowl begs the question "What were they thinking at Homer Laughlin?" Even undertaking such a large piece of pottery, using the hand techniques of the late 30s, seems brazen indeed. Not only would the piece have to be spun around on a jiggering machine to be hand tooled on the inside, but it would then have to be fired once, then set to cool for days, then hand dipped in the finicky turquoise and fired again. But the painstaking method is worth it, for the final result is one of the highlights of the entire line...

For Sale: $475



Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Seven in Yellow For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 7
in Original Yellow »

Circa 1939-1944: Only in America, in the optimism of the end of the 1930s would such a giant sized bowl even be considered for manufacturing. Just shy of 11" in diameter and over 7" tall, the Vintage Fiesta Number Seven mixing bowl is the grandaddy of them all. Towering above the other bowls with a circumference a great 35" around, the #7 is the perfect ending to a great set of bowls.

For Sale: $525

 
Sets | Complete Fiesta Nesting Bowl Sets
 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Four in Turquoise For Sale

Vintage FiestaNesting Bowl Set
Complete Set of Seven Bowls »

Circa 1936-1944: Here is a complete set of Fiesta nesting bowls assembled, nesting perfectly together and available in one complete package. Mastery of pottery techniques were needed to pull off the making of a nesting bowl set like this one. With very little room for error it is a delight to see these Homer Laughlin Fiesta bowl sets come together. Made for such a short time, only four possible years for the bowls gathered here, it is a privilege to find them and be able to acquire a set today, now nearly 75 years after their making.

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