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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 Fiestaware Large Footed Salad Bowl For Sale

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

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings: Inside bottom rings on the #1 vintage Fiesta nesting bowl is as good as it gets. Marking the date to the first two years of production and setting off your nesting set with a delightful treat for the eyes. This example in the original red is in spectacular condition. Measures 4 15/16" x 3 9/16"

For Sale: $345

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

Vintage Fiestaware Number One Yellow Nesting Bowl For Sale

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

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings: Sunny yellow vintage Fiesta pottery in it's original 30s and 40s glaze has a depth and sophistication not found in contemporary glazes. This example, of the hard to find #1 Fiesta nesting bowl is in wonderful condition and will be a joy to add to your collection. Highlighted by the inside bottom rings, marking production to a mere two years in the mid 30's! Measures 4 15/16" x 3 9/16"

For Sale: $345

Vintage Fiesta Number One Mixing Bowl Lid in Original Green Glaze

Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Lid #1
in Original Green 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 line. They never made it into any company literature and remain one of the most prized possessions in advanced collections. Available in the first five colors only (no turquoise) and for the first four bowl sizes only, the Fiesta mixing bowl lid is a delight to find.

For Sale: $750

#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 Red Glaze »

Circa 1938-1944: Here's a Vintage Fiesta #2 red nesting bowl in excellent condition. I always strive to find vintage Fiesta nesting bowls that show little to no use and without damage. This bowl is just great and will sure to please any collector. The glaze is nice and bright and rich without any issues. 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 Cobalt Blue Glaze »

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 cobalt 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: $175

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Two in Green with Inside Bottom Rings

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. Measures 5 7/8" w x 3 15/16h"

For Sale: $165

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 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

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Two in Cobalt For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 2
in Original Cobalt 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

#3s | Number 3 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
Turquoise Fiesta No. 2 Turquoise Nesting Bowl For Sale

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

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 turquoise has the nice early mark, "fiesta HLCo Usa 3", and the inside bottom rings. Measures 6 11/16" w x 4 9/16h

$185

 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Three in Green For Sale

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

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: $175

 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Three in Cobalt For Sale

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

Circa 1938-1944: 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: $175

Vintage Fiestaware Nesting Bowl in Original Yellow Glaze For Sale

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

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

For Sale: $125

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

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

Circa 1938-1942: It's the number four Fiesta nesting bowl that really starts to take on some size. By the time you reach the number seven your at 11" wide, but the #4 is your classic sized kitchen bowl, perfect for almost any task. 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 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: $165

 Fiesta No. 4 Green Bowl For Sale

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

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings. It's the number four Fiesta nesting bowl that really starts to take on some size. By the time you reach the number seven your at 11" wide, but the #4 is your classic sized kitchen bowl, perfect for any task. Clay body was pressed into a mold and the inside rings were made by hand tooling on a jiggering machine. Impressed in the mold with the mark "HLC fiesta MADE IN USA". Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $225

 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. Here's one of the nicest bows you'll ever see, just a gorgeous example of the #4 Fiesta nesting bowl in the original red glaze with the great early inside bottom rings. A fantastic bowl, this example has no apologies and is just a delight for the collector to find. No glaze irregularities, no use marks, no damage, just a smooth and wonderful surface with great lines and perfect sheen. Impressed in the mold with the mark "HLC fiesta MADE IN USA". Measures 7 11/16" w x 5 1/16h"

For Sale: $225

#5s | Number 5 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
Fiesta No. 5 Green Bowl For Sale

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

Circa 1938-1942: The original Fiesta yellow glaze has not been beat in its absolutely perfect hue. The vintage sunny yellow is a delight on the great expanse of the #5 Fiesta mixing bowl. This example in bright and sunny FIesta yellow is in unused condition, with a couple glaze skips, but not a single scratch this bowl is sure to please. Measures 8 9/16" w x 5 11/16h"

For Sale: $175

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 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 excellent contion. No chips, no dings, no touch-ups or repairs, no scratches or signs of use - just a treasure. Please note some slight glaze variation spots on the inside, but very typical of the early era of hand dipping in the hills of West Virginia. Measures 8 9/16" w x 5 11/16h"

For Sale: $225

Fiesta No. 5 Turquoise Bowl For Sale

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

Circa 1938-1942: Marked on the bottom in the mold with the embressed "HLC fiesta MADE IN USA". Measures 8 9/16" w x 5 11/16h"

For Sale: $225

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Five in Yellow For Sale

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

Circa 1936-1938: Bottom Rings. The original Fiesta yellow glaze has not been beat in its absolutely perfect hue. The vintage sunny yellow is a delight on the great expanse of the #5 Fiesta mixing bowl. This example with the inside bottom rings is spectacular. Concentric rings on inside bottom, top and outside are well defined and the whole bowl looks unused. No damage or use and the yellow glaze is just perfectly even and creamy. Measures 8 9/16" w x 5 11/16h"

For Sale: $250

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Five in Original Ivory For Sale

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

Circa 1936-1938: Inside Bottom Rings. It is the #5 Fiesta nesting bowl that really starts to take on some size, large than the standard 8" kitchen bowl, the #5 begins to command a presence. This example with the inside bottom rings is spectacular. Measures 8 9/16" w x 5 11/16h"

For Sale: $275

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

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

Circa 1936-1938: 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: $345

Red Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Number 6 Red Nesting Bowl 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 radioactive red just can't be beat.

For Sale: $325

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Six in Original Turquoise For Sale

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

Circa 1936-1938:Measures an impressive 9 11/16" w x 6 5/16h"

For Sale: $325

#7s | Number 7 Sized Fiesta Nesting Bowls
Red Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Number 7 Green Nesting Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl, No. 7
in Original Green Glaze »

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

For Sale: $425

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: $450

 Vintage Fiesta Nesting Bowl Number Seven in Turquoise For Sale

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

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?"

For Sale: $425

 
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 1938-1942: 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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