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Vintage Homer Laughlin China Co. Pottery in Original Harlequin "Mauve" Blue Glaze | Circa 1936-1948

The blue glaze developed for the Harlequin pottery line at the Homer Laughlin China Company for the 1936 release of their Harlequin line was quite different than the blue glaze they were using on the Fiesta line. Spruce green, maroon (burgandy) and a brilliant yellow rounded out the initial 4 color introduction. The Harlequin blue glaze was one of the first two glaze formulations that Dr. A. V. Bleininger perfected for the solid color dinnerware lines at HLCCo. and they used it on both their Harlequin line and dipped over the century shape it became Riviera. Collectors sometimes refer to the color as "Mauve" blue, started in one of the Huxford books, but that is really a misnomer since the color doesn't really match a standard mauve. Homer Laughin intended it "Blue".

Vintage Riviera Pottery Bread and Butter Plate in Original Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Riviera Pottery 6" Plate in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: The plate is the backbone of a potteries line, and it is here on the Century shape plate that the simple, scalloped edges on all four corners harken to the art deco era. Dipped in the mauve blue glaze for the Riviera line, this bread and butter plate promises to be the beginning of a delightful setting.

For Sale: $20

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

Vintage Riviera Pottery Berry Bowl in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: 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

Vintage Riviera Pottery Seven Inch Salad Plate in Original Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Riviera Pottery 7" Salad Plate in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: The plate is the backbone of a potteries line, and it is here on the Century shape plate that the simple, scalloped edges on all four corners harken to the art deco era. Dipped in the mauve blue glaze for the Riviera line, this 7" salad plate is actually harder to find than one might think and after the extremely elusive 10" dinner plate will be the next hardest to find to complete the Riviera place setting.

For Sale: $30

Vintage Riviera Pottery Seven Inch Salad Plate in Original Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Riviera Pottery 7" Plate in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze with Decal »

Circa 1938-1948: It's always fun to find the vintage pottery pieces with original old decals on them. These hand applied vintage decals really add to the mix-n-match tablescapes that we can create. Various textiles, foliage and other tableware are featured in a wide array of vintage decals.

For Sale: $35


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

Vintage Harlequin Basketweave Nut Dish in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1942: The Harlequin nut dish uses a basketweave pattern that covers the inside and is associated with the Japanese Marutomo dish. The nut bowl was adopted and began production in March of 1938...

For Sale: $35

Vintage Riviera Pottery Teacup and Saucer Set in Original Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Riviera Cup & Saucer Set in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: Along with the plate, no tableware line is complete without its cup and saucer set, and the Riviera glazes on the century line do not disappoint.

For Sale: $35

Vintage Riviera Pottery Nine Inch Luncheon Plate in Original Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Riviera Pottery 9" Luncheon Plate in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: The plate is the backbone of a potteries line, and it is here on the Century shape plate that the simple, scalloped edges on all four corners harken to the art deco era. Dipped in the mauve blue glaze for the Riviera line, this 9" Lunch plate is in excellent condition and is a joy to find without use or damage. Measures 8 15/16" wide.

For Sale: $45

Vintage Fiestaware Salt and Pepper Shakers in Original 50s Forest Green  Glaze For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Water Tumbler in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1936-1942: The vintage Harlequin Water Tumbler is as simple and streamlined as possible, with a central band of concentric rings and a smooth surface, it's the best piece to enjoy your favorite vintage glaze color.

For Sale: $45

Riviera Homer Laughlin Pottery Mauve Oatmeal Bowl

Vintage Riviera Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Harlequin (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

Vintage 50s Rose Harlequin Pottery Sauce Boat

Vintage Harlequin Sauce Boat in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1942: 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: $55


Vintage Harlequin Pottery For Sale: Spruce Cream Soup Bowl 40s 50s Pottery

Vintage Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1942: Harlequin pottery cream soup bowl is one of the most simple, yet daring and bold pieces of the 30s art deco line, with it's triangular handles and bands of concentric rings.

For Sale: $55

Vintage Riviera Pottery Ten Inch Dinner Plate in Original Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Riviera Pottery 10" Dinner Plate in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: Anyone collecting vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera pottery will know the difficulty in finding the large 10" dinner plates. Here's a very nice example of the 10" Riviera dinner plate in original Mauve Blue glaze.

For Sale: $60

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Oval Baker in Original Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Oval Baker in Original Harleuqin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1936-1942: The Harlequin oval baker, although part of the original line, was discontinued relatively early during 1945. Modeled by Arthur Kraft and part of the initial 16 piece Harlequin line, the oval baker sports a profusion inside modeled lines. This example in the original mauve was only produced for four-six years and will prove hard to find.

For Sale: $60

Original Mauve Blue RIviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles

Riviera Oval Well Plain Platter in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: The Riviera platter comes in an abundant variety of shapes and sizes. This example is referred to as the "Oval Well Plain" platter.

For Sale: $65

 Vintage Harlequin Double Egg Cup in Mauve: Harlequin Dinnerware 30s 40s American Solid Color Dinnerware For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Double Egg Cup in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1936-1942: Served with the egg atop the smaller side, 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 original mauve.

For Sale: $70

Mauve Vintage Harlequin 36s Bowl 30s 40s Homer Laughlin American Dinnerware Solid Color Mix-n-Match

Vintage Harlequin 36s Bowl in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa Late 1936-1942: The 36s bowl has the special distinction of being the last piece designed by Frederick Rhead as well as the last piece added to the popular Harlequin line.

For Sale: $75

Vintage Fiestaware Salt and Pepper Shakers in Original 50s Forest Green  Glaze For Sale

Vintage Riviera Pottery Salt & Pepper Shakers in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: Two of the 14 pieces that were made through the entire vintage production. They were part of the original line and oddly enough were sold seperately and not as pairs although there is a distint difference in them, the pepper having smaller holes and a smaller hole pattern than the salts.

For Sale: $75

 Riviera Pottery for Sale: Original Mauve Sugar and Creamer Set from vintagefiestaware.com

Vintage Riviera Pottery Sugar Bowl in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: The vintage Riviera pottery original sugar bowl in mauve blue glaze is a wonderful shape with great art deco details that are classic Frederick Rhead design.

For Sale: $75

Original Mauve Blue RIviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles

Riviera Oval Well Tray Platter with Tab Handles in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: Designed on the tails of the art deco and industrial ages, the sublte scalloped edges and great streamlined lines found in the tab handles make this a classic example of American dinnerware. 11 1/2"

For Sale: $75

Mauve Homer Laughlin Riviera Batter Tray

Riviera Rectangular Batter Tray (11") in Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: The Riviera batter tray was designed to go with the covered jar and the lidded syrup pitcher. It is found in a variety of sizes, this example measures 12".

For Sale: $80

Harlequin Pottery Sugar Bowl in Original Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Sugar Bowl in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1937-1942: 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 mauve (blue) glaze which was one of the first four colors of Harlequin pottery line.

For Sale: $85

1940s Riviera Pottery Large Harlequin Blue Batter Tray Homer Laughlin Vintage Tableware

Riviera 13" Rectangular Batter Tray in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: Large VersionFormed in the ram press and then fired once, hand dipped in thick glaze and placed on stilts in the kiln for a second firing, a great amount of hand work separates yesterday's vintage American made dinnerware from today's automated imported wares. Collectors will appreciate this platters great size, shine and damage free surface, both front and back. Measures over 13" at 13 1/4" long.

For Sale: $125

Rare Riviera Pottery Handled Mug Tumber in Original Green For Sale

Vintage Riviera Pottery Handled Tumbler in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: It's not often I refer to a piece of Homer Laughlin pottery as rare, but these Riviera pottery handled mugs truely fit the bill. They are becoming very hard to find and if you haven't built yourself a set of these for your collection, I recommend you snag them up while they can still be found. A great piece of pottery from the Riviera line. Cups would have been slip cast with the handle attatched by hand. This example in green is in excellent condition without damage.

For Sale: $145

Mauve Harlequin Vintage 22 ounce Milk Pitcher Jug: Pottery for Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 22 Ounce Jug in Original 40s Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1942: Introduced in the late '30s, Homer Laughlins 22 ounce pitcher, designed for the Harlequin line, is an exciting piece, with it's classic and angular art-deco handle and middle band of concentric rings.

For Sale: $150

Harlequin Demitasse Cup Saucer Set Mauve Blue Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Demitasse Cup & Sauce Set in Original (Mauve) Blue »

Circa: 1939-1942. The teacup may have been the second piece Frederick Rhead designed for the Harlequin line, establishing the angular handles, art deco draping and placement of concentric rings. With these elements it would have been easy for Arthur Kraft to adapt them into a smaller version for the demitasse cup and saucer set. Measuring a mear 2" high and 2 3/4" wide.

For Sale: $165

Harlequin Animal Novelty Mauve Blue Penguin Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Animal: Penguin in Harlequin Harlequin (Mauve) Blue  »

Circa 1939-1940: Produced for less than a year, the small animal 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 Penguin dipped in Harlequin Mauve Blue is in perfect condition, without damage, use or flaws. Guaranteed.

For Sale: $165

Riviera Covered Casserole in Original Mauve Vellum Glaze For Sale Vintage Pottery 30s Americana Art Deco Dinnerware

Vintage Riviera Pottery Covered Casserole in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: This example of the Riviera-Century pottery casserole in mauve is in spectacular condition without damage or use and retains its shine as if it was made not over fifty years ago, but yesterday. Charming and sure to please in this delightful color.

For Sale: $185

Rare Riviera Pottery Mauve Butter Dish 30s Solid Color Dinnerware

Vintage Riviera Butter Dish in Original Harlequin Blue (Mauve) Glaze »

Circa 1936-1944:While there was never a butter dish designed for the original Fiestaware line, Homer Laughlin looked to their many other pottery collections and pulled from both their Century and Jade examples. The small quarter pound version will be found dipped in the Riviera colors of Harlequin blue (mauve), yellow, original Fiesta green and red.

For Sale: $275

Riviera Pottery Original Mauve Teapot For Sale

Vintage Riviera Pottery Teapot in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: Riviera pottery is a small line, consisting of less than twenty pieces. The teapot is one of the few lidded pieces and highlights the distinct stylistic elements of Riviera

For Sale: $295

      
    Riviera Pottery: Rare Mauve Juice Disk Pitcher for Sale: Vintage Homer Laughlin Pottery: 30s 40s Fiestaware Americana Dinnerware

Vintage Riviera Pottery Disk Juice Pitcher in Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1940: The Vintage Homer Laughlin Riviera pottery line has few stars in its small offerings, but the disk juice is one of them, and it gets even better when it is found in the Harlequin blue glaze. A great cross over and a hard to find piece, this example is a joy to add to the collection.

For Sale: $325

Riviera Pottery Large Batter Pitcher in Rare Mauve Glaze

Riviera Pottery Large Batter Jar in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: Unlike any other piece in the Riviera pottery line, the batter jug towers above all the other dinnerware and is a delight to add to the collection. Found usually in the original Fiesta green glaze, rarely examples in ivory, red, yellow and mauve appear, but for some reason without lids. So few of these surface that it is easy to consider this a rare piece and advanced collectors will be excited to add this great shape to their collections in one of the hard to find colors.

For Sale: $325

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Syrup in Mauve Blue Glaze: Homer Laughlin 30s 40s Pottery

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Syrup in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: Harlequin syrups were produced for as little as 18 months and are extremely hard to find in any color. It is found only in yellow, blue, spruce and red. Examples should have the drip-cut lid, as this one does, and will stand nearly 6" tall by 3 1/2" wide.

For Sale: $395

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Harlequin Pottery Turquoise Candle Holders For Sale | Vintage Homer Laughlin Pottery, Rare Americana Collectable Dinnerware 30s 40s 50s

Rare Harlequin Pottery Candle Holders in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1940-1942: It's not often I call a piece of Homer Laughlin pottery "rare", but these Vintage Harlequin candleholders in the original mauve glaze fit the bill. They are rare indeed. Anyone that enjoys collecting the sister pottery of Fiesta will adore adding these to their collection. Banded with concentric rings around the body and footed with a classic art deco stair step, the subtle design elements come together in a perfect manner.

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Original Mauve Blue Riviera Deep Plate

Vintage Riviera Deep Plate in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: Homer Laughlin's Riviera pottery line includes few pieces, so we cherish them all, even the deep plate will be one of those special serving pieces. The wide brim makes for a luxurious pasta, salad or soup bowl and the fine delicate pottery lends a special feeling to this bowls use. This example in original mauve blue is in excellent condition without damage and little to no signs of use. Measures 8 1/2"w x 1 1/2"h

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Riviera Mauve Oval Baker  Glaze For Sale Vintage Pottery 30s Americana Art Deco Dinnerware

Vintage Riviera Pottery Oval Baker in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa 1938-1948: Oval baker bowl in Mauve in fantastic condition. Scalloped edges and a great, useful size and nice light weight make this a perfect piece to use on your festive table.

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Harlequin Colors 3 Piece Mixing Bowl Set for Sale

Vintage Harlequin 3 Piece Mixing Bowl Set »

Circa 1942-1959: Rare and hard to find, this three piece Harlequin colors mixing bowl set consists of the 6" Forest Green, 8" Mauve and 10" Chartreuse bowl. The unmarked bases of these hard to find Homer Laughlin bowls is unmarked and decorated with a pair of concentric rings. Smooth inside and hand jiggered on the outside...

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Harlequin Pottery Mauve Covered Casserole: Pottery for Sale

Vintage Harlequin Covered Casserole in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue Glaze »

Circa: 1936-1942: Harlequin covered casserole is a piece to love. Triangular handles adorn the sides and top along with subtle scalloped accents and the famous band of concentric rings. Measures nearly 10" across.

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Harlequin Animal Novelty Donkey in Mauve Blue Glaze Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Donkey in Harlequin (Mauve) Blue  »

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..

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

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Lamb in Harlequin (Mauve) Blue 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.

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Vintage Harlequin Pottery Salt and Pepper Shakers in Original Mauve Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Salt & Pepper Shakers in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1936-1942: 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.

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

Vintage Harlequin Individual Toy Creamer in Original Harlequin Blue »

Circa 1939-1942: 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.

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   Vintage Harlequin Pottery For Sale: Fiestaware Vintage Mauve: Homer Laughlin: Rare Butter Dish

Vintage Harlequin Covered Butter Dish in Vintage Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1942: The Harlequin butter dish shape was borrowed from a line called Jade, which was designed in the early 30s. Used in the Harlequin Pottery line, it also works perfectly with the vintage Fiestaware line...

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Harlequin Animal Novelty Fish in Maroon  Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Fish in Harlequin Mauve Blue  »

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 Mauve Blue is in perfect condition, without damage, use or flaws.

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Harlequin Animal Novelty Mauve Blue Cat Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Cat in Harlequin (Mauve) Blue  »

Circa 1939-1940: Becky Turner Collection: 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 Cat dipped in Harlequin Mauve Blue is in perfect condition, without damage, use or flaws.

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 Riviera Pottery for Sale: Mauve Juice Tumbler from vintagefiestaware.com

Riviera Juice Tumber in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1940: iivera juice tumbler in mauve. Excellent condition. Great art deco lines and streamlined decoration from Fiesta's creator Fredrick Rhead. Riviera juice set makes a great addition to the Homer Laughlin collection.

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 Riviera Pottery for Sale: Original Mauve Sauce Boat from vintagefiestaware.com

Riviera Pottery Sauce Boat in Original Harlequin (Mauve) Blue »

Circa 1938-1948: Another great version of the sauce boat designed for Homer Laughlin's Riviera Pottery line. This example in mauve is in excellent condition.

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