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Vintage Fiesta 5 1/2" and 4 3/4" Fruit and Berry Bowls in Original Vintage Glazes For Sale | Circa 1936-1969

Circa: 1936-1969 (5 1/2") | 1938-1959 (4 3/4"): The Fiesta 5" fruit bowl was originally referred to as the "oatmeal" bowl. Simply labeled a 5" bowl on Homer Laughlin's price guides and called the 5 1/2" fruit bowl by modern collectors, the actual measurement is 5 9/16". The Fiesta numbering system is very confusing, but a good rule of thumb is to assume the piece will measure larger than its name, so for example the 10" dinner plate actually measures 10 1/2". In any case the larger sized fruit bowl was part of the original line introduced in 1936. The smaller version would come out two years later. Both bowls share their design with the Fiesta nappy, which came in two sizes as well, both released in 1936 with Fiesta's initial launch. The clay body would have been pressed in a mold and rapidly spun on the jiggering machine while being tooled by hand, creating the concentric bands of rings on the inside. Bowls were bisque fired, then fully glazed and placed on sagger pins in the kiln to be fired a 2nd time. This was the process up until the early 50s when the bases were wiped dry and shelf loaded to save time. Two years into production the HLC mark was changed from "fiesta HLC USA" to "MADE IN USA" and a set of rings from the bottom outside were removed.

5 1/2" Fruit Bowls
 Vintage Fiestaware 60s Medium Green Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original 60s Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: Fiesta pottery was all the rage during the late 30s and through the 40s, but during the 50s sales began to drop and by 1960 most pieces had been cut from production. One last attempt was taken to breath life back into the line and the last color for vintage fiestaware was introduced— elusive Medium Green.

For Sale: $75

Red Vintage Fiestaware Red Berry Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1936-1941/1959-1969: Part of the original vintage Fiesta pottery line, the 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl was released in 1936 and was produced in all eleven original vintage Fiesta colors.

For Sale: $45

Cobalt Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original Blue Glaze »

Circa 1936-1951: Wonderful earlier version of the cobalt fruit bowl. Fully glazed bottom with the earlier mark "fiesta HLCo USA". Barely a scratch inside makes this a delightful example.

For Sale: $45

Turquoise Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1937-1969: The larger of the two fruit bowls in the vintage fiestaware line, the shape is familiarly found on the nappy bowls as well, classic with an abundance of rings and well proportioned lip produces a very usable bowl.

For Sale: $45

Light Green Vintage Fiestaware Light Green Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1936-1951: 5 1/2" version of the classic vintage fiesta bowl shape that is found on the nappies and the fruit bowls. Each bowl was hand jiggered after coming out of the slipcast mold. Concentric rings will vary because of this.

For Sale: $35

Red Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1936-1969: The larger of the two fruit bowls in the vintage fiestaware line, the shape is familiarly found on the nappy bowls as well, classic with an abundance of rings and well proportioned lip produces a very usable bowl.

For Sale: $35

 Vintage Fiestaware 50s Chartreuse Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original 50s Chartreuse Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage Fiesta greens covered a wide spectrum, from the original light green to the dark forest green and it was even a green that was the last color added in the 60s with medium green. But it is the Chartreuse color that captivates us today and remains highly collected.

For Sale: $45

 Vintage Fiestaware 50s Rose Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original 50s Rose Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: The dusty rose color of the 50s has not been recreated with even a hint of the originals sophistication. Granted many modern attempts at roses and pinks have been made, but it is here, in the vintage version, where color is master.

For Sale: $45

 Vintage Fiestaware 50s Dark Forest Green Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original 50s Forest Green Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Great example of the delightful vintage 50s color of the dark forest green. Wonderful glaze and well defined concentric rings...

For Sale: $40

 Vintage Fiestaware 50s Gray Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original 50s Gray Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: The 50s vintage Fiesta gray remains one of the most sophisticated and subtle colors in the vintage line. A subdued gray that changes with the light, don't be fooled by gray, it is a color worth collecting.

For Sale: $45

Red Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 5 1/2" Fruit Bowl in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1936-1951: The larger of the two fruit bowls in the vintage fiesta ware line, the shape is familiarly found on the nappy bowls as well, classic with an abundance of rings.

SOLD

4 3/4" Berry Bowls
Vintage Fiesta 4inch Berrry Bowl in Medium Green Glaze

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959: The 4 3/4" Fiesta fruit bowl was one of the pieces cut from production in 1959, the same time the medium green glaze was being released, making the 4 3/4" fruit bowl in medium green extremely hard to find. It may well be one of the last pieces of tableware added to the most advanced collections. Measures 4 13/16"w x 1 19/16"h.

For Sale: $375

Red Vintage Fiestaware Red Berry Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1938-1941: Original fiesta red was discontinued for WWII, when the uranium used in the glaze formula became unavailable. Produced in far less quanities, the red berry bowl is a delight, full of concentric rings.

For Sale: $75

 Vintage Fiestaware 50s Chartreuse Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl in Original 50s Chartreuse Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage fiesta greens covered a wide spectrum, from the original light green to the dark forest green and it was even a green that was the last color added in the 60s with medium green. But it is the Chartreuse color that captivates us today.

For Sale: $50

Red Vintage Fiestaware Green Berry Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1938-1951: The 4 3/4" Fiesta fruit bowl was part of the original line and was designed as a berry bowl to hold a smaller portion. Each bowl was hand jiggered after coming out of the slipcast mold.

For Sale: $35

Yellow Vintage Fiestaware Yellow Berry Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1938-1959: The 4 3/4" Fiesta fruit bowl was part of the original line and was designed as a berry bowl to hold a smaller portion. Wonderful shine and scratch free surface, along with a bold and rich yellow make this a nice example.

For Sale: $25

Red Vintage Fiestaware Ivory Berry Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1938-1951: The 4 3/4" Fiesta fruit bowl was part of the original line and was designed as a berry bowl to hold a smaller portion. Each bowl was hand jiggered after coming out of the slipcast mold.

For Sale: $25

 Vintage Fiestaware 50s Rose Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl in Original 50s Rose Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: The dusty rose color of the 50s has not been recreated with even a hint of the originals sophistication. Granted many modern attempts at roses and pinks have been made, but it is here, in the vintage version, where color is master.

For Sale: $30

 Vintage Fiestaware 50s Gray Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Berry Bowl in Original 50s Gray Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: The 50s vintage Fiesta gray remains one of the most sophisticated and subtle colors in the vintage line. A subdued gray that changes with the light, don't be fooled by gray, it is a color worth collecting.

For Sale: $30

 Vintage Fiestaware 50s Gray Fruit Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Berry Bowl in Original 50s Forest Green Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Great example of the delightful vintage 50s color of the dark forest green. Wonderful glaze and well defined concentric rings...

For Sale: $30

Turquoise Vintage Fiestaware Turquoise Berry Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1937-1959: Each bowl was hand jiggered and slip cast. Later versions, like this brilliant turquoise example, had their foots dry wiped for shelf loading onto advanced kilns. This example is in excellent condition.

SOLD

Red Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Berry Bowl For Sale

VIntage Fiesta 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1951: Fully glazed, hand jiggered, and an in-mold mark on the bottom. This example in the stunning cobalt blue boasts a smooth inside full of concentric rings.

SOLD

Harlequin Pottery Bowls
Vintage Harlequin Pottery Medium Green Fruit Bowl For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Fruit Bowl in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959: From the Becky Turner Collection— Although easily found in the original colors, the Harlequin fruit bowl was discontinued in 1959 at the same time medium green glaze was introduced, making it pretty scarce in this color. This example is unused and in perfect condition.

For Sale: $85

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Medium Green Fruit Bowl For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Fruit Bowl in Original 50s Chartreuse Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: The Harlequin fruit bowl looks just like a miniature version of the nappy bowl, with it's wide open top that is flared out and and then turned under with a gentle rolling lip. Measures 5 9/19" x 1 1/2"

For Sale: $45

Riviera Pottery Bowls
Riviera Berry Bowl in Original Mauve Blue Glaze For Sale Vintage Pottery 30s Americana Art Deco Dinnerware

Vintage Riviera Pottery Berry Bowl in Original Mauve Blue Glaze »

Circa 1936-1948: The simple little berry bowl with its charming scalloped edges is the perfect size to keep you slim. From the 30s when we were skinnier! You'll drop some pounds if you use this as your dessert bowl.

For Sale: $30

Riviera Berry Bowl in Original Green Glaze For Sale Vintage Pottery 30s Americana Art Deco Dinnerware

Vintage Riviera Pottery Berry Bowl in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1936-1948: Riviera pottery was designed on the tailcoats of art deco and industrial influences. Adapted from the Century Ivory Vellum line and dipped in vibrant and cheerful solid color glazes.

For Sale: $30

Riviera Berry Bowl in Original Harlequin Yellow  Glaze For Sale Vintage Pottery 30s Americana Art Deco Dinnerware

Vintage Riviera Pottery Berry Bowl in Original Harlequin Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1936-1948: The simple little berry bowl with its charming scalloped edges is the perfect size to keep you slim. From the 30s when we were skinnier! You'll drop some pounds if you use this as your dessert bowl.

For Sale: $30

Riviera Berry Bowl in Original Radioactive Red Glaze For Sale Vintage Pottery 30s Americana Art Deco Dinnerware

Vintage Riviera Pottery Berry Bowl in Original Radioactive Red Glaze »

Circa 1936-1943: Riviera pottery was designed on the tailcoats of art deco and industrial influences. Adapted from the Century Ivory Vellum line and dipped in vibrant and cheerful solid color glazes.

For Sale: $40

Riviera Pottery for Sale:Berry Bowl with Mexicana Decals and Red Stripes  from vintagefiestaware.com

Vintage Homer Laughlin Mexicana Decal Berry Bowl with Red Stripe »

Circa 1941: Embracing the popularity of the Southwest scenes of the 30s and 40s, Homer Laughlin's Mexicana decal has become the most widely recognized from the era. Delightful piece.

For Sale: $35

Riviera Pottery for Sale:Berry Bowl with Mexicana Decals and Red Stripes  from vintagefiestaware.com

Vintage Hacienda Homer Laughlin Decaled Berry Bowl with Red Stripe »

Circa May 1941: The Hacienda Decal showcases a cascade of southwestern pots and cacti, a house in the background, and a bench with sombrero and Mexican blanket in the foreground. Shown here on a Homer Laughlin Century shape berry bowl, the Hacienda Decal is applied and a Red Stripe is hand painted at the end of production. Marked on the back with a glaze stamp "Homer Laughlin MADE IN U.S.A. E 41 N 8". This example is in excellent condition without damage and very little signs of use to the stripe and the decal. Measures 5 1/2" w

For Sale: $35

Homer Laughlin Berry Bowl Conchita Decal Red Stripe 1940

Vintage Conchita Homer Laughlin Decal Berry Bowl with Red Stripe »

Circa Jan. 1940: Homer Laughlin Potter Company fully embraced the Southwestern frenzy that was sweeping the nation and responded with a wide range of decalwares. Shown here is the Conchita pattern, a fushion of the southwestern theme and the deco fruit baskets in bold, dramatic colors. These decals are delightful when put on the century shape pottery and finished off with a hand painted red stripe.

For Sale: $35

Riviera Homer Laughlin Pottery Green Oatmeal Bowl

Vintage Riviera Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Green »

Circa 1938-1948: The vintage Riviera pottery oatmeal bowl was added to the line right before Christmas in 1938. A great piece of pottery, surprisingly large for the otherwise petite Riviera line, the oatmeal bowl is the perfect size for many uses and is a delight to see dipped in your favorite color. Measures 6 1/4" x 2".

For Sale: $45

Riviera Homer Laughlin Pottery Ivory Vellum Oatmeal Bowl

Vintage Riviera Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: The wonderfully subtle ivory vellum glaze makes a great statement on the delightful, harder to find oatmeal bowl shape. The oatmeal bowl was added to the line right before Christmas in 1938. A great piece of pottery, surprisingly large for the otherwise petite Riviera line, the oatmeal bowl is the perfect size for many uses. Measures 6 1/4" x 2".

For Sale: $55

Riviera Homer Laughlin Pottery Mauve Oatmeal Bowl

Vintage Riviera Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Mauve Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: The complex Harlequin mauve blue glaze makes a great statement on the delightful, harder to find oatmeal bowl shape. The oatmeal bowl was added to the line right before Christmas in 1938. A great piece of pottery, surprisingly large for the otherwise petite Riviera line, the oatmeal bowl is the perfect size for many uses. Measures 6 1/4" x 2".

For Sale: $55

Riviera Homer Laughlin Pottery Yellow Salt and Pepper Shakers

Vintage Riviera Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Yellow »

Circa 1938-1948: The vintage Riviera pottery oatmeal bowl was added to the line right before Christmas in 1938. A great piece of pottery, surprisingly large for the otherwise petite Riviera line, the oatmeal bowl is the perfect size for many uses and is a delight to see dipped in your favorite color. The bright and sunny Harlequin yellow glaze was the yellow used in the Riviera line and it's delightful on the harder to find oatmeal bowl shape. Without damage or use. Measures 6 1/4" x 2".

For Sale: $55

Vintage Mexicana Decalware Homer Laughlin Oatmeal Bowl

Vintage Century Pottery Oatmeal Bowl with Mexicana Decal »

Circa 1938: The American love affair with the southwest left us with a delightful range of whimsical tablewares from the 30s. The oatmeal bowl makes the perfect piece to celebrate the jubilee and the festivities are topped off with a bold handpainted red stripe. Marked. Measures 6 1/4" x 2".

For Sale: $55

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