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Vintage Fiesta Chop Plates (13" and 15") and Platters For Sale | Circa 1936-1969

Both the thirteen and fifteen inch Vintage Fiesta chop plates were part of the original release in mid-1936. The design remained consistent with all of the Vintage Fiesta plates, decorated with bands of concentric rings radiating out from the center. These large round platters were meant to serve up steaks and chops—thus the name. Chop plates were made upside down on a jiggering machine. The bands of concentric rings were tooled in as the plates spun around. Each plate was fully glazed and put on sagger marks in the kiln for firing, thus the three stilt marks on the back of all plates. These little chips out of the glaze are mostly unavoidable and simply part of the pottery making methods.

Vintage Fiestaware 15" Chop Plates

original red vintage fiestaware 15 inch chop plate

Vintage Fiesta Red 15" Chop Plate »

Circa 1936-1942: The large chop plate was too heavy to be jiggered on the automatic machines and even up until the end of production in the late 50s they were hand jiggered and tooled individually.

For Sale: $145

ivory vintage fiestaware 15 inch chop plate for sale

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 15" Chop Plate »

Circa 1937-1951: Chop plates were made upside down on a jiggering machine. The bands of concentric rings were tooled in as the plates spun around. Each plate was fully glazed and put on sagger marks in the kiln for firing, thus the three stilt marks on the back of all plates. Marked on the back with black inkstamp under the glaze. It's hard to find vintage ivory flatware without scratches and it's such a treat when they are in excellent condition, as this one is.

For Sale: $145

yellow vintage fiestaware 15 inch chop plate

Vintage Fiesta Yellow 15" Chop Plate »

Circa 1936-1944: Wonderful sunny and rich glaze on this large 15" Fiesta chop plate, hand picked for it's excellent condition with little to no use or scratches.

For Sale: $145

Original Turquoise Fiestaware Vintage 15 inch Chop Plate Fiestaware For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 15" Chop Plate »

Circa 1937-1959: Fantastic expanse of turquoise glaze on the largest piece of them all— the 15" Fiesta chop plate.

For Sale: $145

1950s vintage feistawarea color chartreuse  15 inch chop plate for sale

Vintage Fiesta Chartreuse 15" Chop Plate »

Circa 1951-1959: Lovers of the vintage 50s original Chartreuse glaze will delight in the largest piece of Fiesta pottery dipped in their favorite color. This example boasts great surface and is in wonderful condition.

For Sale: $145

1950s vintage Fiestaware color Rose 15 inch Chop Plate for Sale

Vintage Fiesta Rose 15" Chop Plate »

Circa 1951-1959: Excellent shine and condition on this 50s vintage rose Fiesta chopß plate. Ink stamped on the back and hand-jiggered due to the great size.

For Sale: $145

Vintage Fiestaware 13" Chop Plates

The 13" Fiestaware chop plate was kept in production until 1969 and can be found in all eleven original fiesta colors, including medium green. Earlier examples in the first five colors may be found unmarked and with a double ring on the bottom, but this feature is usually not found on the 1950s colors or later. Some examples may not be marked and of course the medium green versions are hard to find and represent the largest piece of medium green available.

red vintage fiestaware 13 inch chop plate for sale

Vintage Fiesta Red 13" Chop Plate »

Circa 1936-1942: 13" Fiesta red chop plate is always a treat and in high demand in the most popular vintage color of red. This one is in good condition without damage.

For Sale: $105

cobalt blue vintage fiestaware 13 inch chop plate for sale

Vintage Fiesta Cobalt 13" Chop Plate »

Circa 1939-1959: 13" Vintage Fiesta chop plate in original Original Cobalt Blue glaze Marked on the back with black inkstamp under the glaze. It's hard to find vintage Blue flatware without scratches and it's such a treat when they are in excellent condition, as this one is.

For Sale: $95

Original Green Vintage Fiestaware 13 inch Chop Plate For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Original Green 13" Chop Plate »

Circa 1936-1951: No expense was spared with the use of bands of concentric rings on the vintage Fiesta pottery and the 13inch chop plates showcases those rings front and back.

For Sale: $85

ivory vintage fiestaware 13 inch chop plate for sale

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 13" Chop Plate »

Circa 1937-1951: 13" original ivory chop plate in very good condition. This example boasts well defined rings and early, unstamped back with hand-jiggered concentric rings.

For Sale: $85

vintage fiestaware yellow 13 inch chop plate

NEW ARRIVAL— Marked Example
Vintage Fiesta Yellow 13" Chop Plate »

Circa 1938-1969: The 13" chop plate was part of the original release in 1936 and was included in the line all the way until fiestaware was discontinued in 1969. This example contains the "GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA" under the glaze stamp, letting us date it to 1938 or later. It is in excellent condition without signs of use.

For Sale: $85

1950s colors vintage Fiestaware  gray 13 inch chop plate

Vintage Fiesta Gray 13" Chop Plate »

Circa 1951-1959. The 50s vintage gray glaze is a master or disguise, shifting in the light going warm or going cool, it is the chameleon of Fiesta pottery colors.

For Sale: $85

1950s colors vintage Fiestaware rose 13 inch chop plate

Vintage Fiesta Rose 13" Chop Plate »

Circa 1951-1959: No expense was spared with the use of bands of concentric rings on the vintage Fiesta pottery. Some rings could be created in the molds, but many had to be etched into the slip cast clay by hand on a jiggering tool. Because of this hand workmanship, ring patterns, depth and number will vary. I always look for good definition in the ring patterns that come from good molds and well executed glazing.

For Sale: $85

Vintage Fiestaware Oval Platters

vintage fiestaware red platter for sale

Vintage Fiesta Platter in Original Red »

Circa 1936-1942: The platter would have been made upside down with the rings on the backside being hand tooled on the jiggering machine. The clay would then dry, be bisque fired, cool for days, dipped fully, set on stilts in the kiln, and fired again.

For Sale: $85

Green Vintage Fiestaware Large Oval Platter

Vintage Fiesta Original Green Platter »

Circa 1938-1952: It is the vintage Fiesta original green that was the color that swept the nation and defined a decade.

For Sale: $75

Vintage Fiesta Ivory Platter »

Circa 1936-1951: Vintage fiesta platters were made in the ram press to ensure bands of rings adorned both sides front and back. This example is in excellent condition.

For Sale: $75

Original Cobalt Blue Vintage Fiesta Platter

Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Platter »

Circa 1937-1952: Like all plates, the platter would have been made upside down with the rings on the backside being hand tooled on the jiggering machine, clay would then dry, be bisque fired, cool for up to days, dipped fully in the luscious HLCo glazes, set on the stilts in the kiln and fired again.

For Sale: $75

Original Yellow Vintage Fiestaware Large Oval Platter

Vintage Fiesta Yellow Platter »

Circa 1937-1959: The bright and sunny vintage Fiesta glaze is a delight to find on larger pieces where the color can come to life. Here, on the vintage Fiesta oval platter the original yellow glaze shines perfectly. No use or damage just enhance the perfection of the color and surface, only interupted with bands of concentric rings.

For Sale: $75

1950s Vintage Fiestaware Color Rose Large Oval Platter

Vintage Fiesta Rose Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: The Fiesta platter is a great way to showcase your favorite vintage Fiesta colors. The vintage rose color is wonderfully complex, with subtle hues of browns and much less "pink' than any contemporary color.

For Sale: $75

1950s Color Gray Vintage Fiestaware Large Oval Platter

Vintage Fiesta Gray Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: The 50s vintage gray glaze is a master or disguise, shifting in the light going warm or going cool, it is the chameleon of Fiesta pottery. This vintage Fiesta in original 50s gray glaze is in excellent condition.

For Sale: $75

1950s color chartreuse vintage fiesta platter for sale

Vintage Fiesta Chartreuse Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: Like all plates, the platter would have been made upside down with the rings on the backside being hand tooled on the jiggering machine, clay would then dry, be bisque fired, cool for up to days, dipped fully in the luscious HLC glazes, set on the stilts in the kiln and fired again.

For Sale: $85

medium green vintage fiestaware platter for sale

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Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Platter »

Circa 1959-1969: The oval platter measures a generous 12 1/2" long and is decorated with bands of concentric rings around it's circumference front and back along with even more sets of rings etched into its backside. Made in all eleven original fiestaware colors it is always a joy to find them in the final color offering of medium green.

For Sale: $185

Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Platters

Kitchen Kraft Platter in Original Yellow: Hard to Find Go-Along Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

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Fiesta Kitchen Kraft Original Yellow Platter »

Circa 1937-1944: Large Size Modeled in the spring of 1937 for the Royal Metal Manufacturing Co. out of Chicago, the Homer Laughlin Pottery Company's oval platter measures a large 13 1/16" long.

For Sale: $125

Vintage Harlequin Platters | 11"

Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Platter

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Rare Harlequin Medium Green 11" Platter »

Circa 1959-1960: Harlequin pottery, sold exclusively at Woolworths department store was produced in far less quantities than the vintage Fiesta pottery and even more so later in its life when the last color, Medium Green, was introduced. So finding large pieces of Medium Green, like this 11" platter is a real treat, even more when it is without a scratch, as is this piece.

For Sale: $375

Vintage Harlequin 1950s Chartreuse Platter

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Vintage Harlequin Chartreuse 11" Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: Made in far less quantities than in the 1930s and 1940s, the '50s colors are considered hard to find. This example of the 11" oval platter is in excellent, collector quality condition, without signs of use or damage.

For Sale: $135

Vintage Harlequin 1950s Forest Green Platter

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Vintage Harlequin Forest Green 11" Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: Forest green is one of the hardest vintage Harlequin dinnerware colors to find. Made in far less quantities than in the 1930s and 1940s, the '50s colors, and especially the dark forest green are treats to find. This example of the 11" oval platter is in excellent, collector quality condition, without signs of use or damage.

For Sale: $135

Vintage Harlequin 1950s Gray Platter

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Vintage Harlequin Gray 11" Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: Made in far less quantities than in the 1930s and 1940s, the '50s colors are considered hard to find. This example of the 11" oval platter is in excellent, collector quality condition, without signs of use or damage.

For Sale: $125

Vintage Harlequin 1940s Rose Platter

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Vintage Harlequin Rose 11" Platter »

Circa 1940-1950: The wonderfully subtle and sophisticated rose glaze has been unsurpased by any contemporary glazes. The rich yet dusty hue was used in the Harlequin line beginning in the 1940s, a full decade before the color would be used in the Fiesta line.

For Sale: $ 115 75

Vintage Harlequin Spruce Green Platter

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Vintage Harlequin Spruce Green 11" Platter »

Circa 1936-1940: Spruce was one of the first colors discontinued from the Harlequin line. Unique to the Harlequin line, it's a treat to find the early spruce green glaze on the vintage shapes. This example of the oval platter is in excellent, collector quality condition.

For Sale: $115

Vintage Harlequin Platters | 13"

forest green harlequin large 13 inch oval platter 1950s homer laughlin pottery

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Rare Harlequin Medium Green13" Platter »

Circa 1959-1960: The largest piece of Harlequin is the 13' platter which was discontinued right around the time (1959) that medium green was being issued (1960), so to find this piece in the already rare medium green Harlequin glaze is a rare delight.

For Sale: $475

chartreuse harlequin large 13 inch platter 50s homer laughlin pottery

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Vintage Harlequin 1950s Chartreuse 13" Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: By the time the '50s rolled around the solid color mix-n-match tableware craze was being replaced by more modern design. Homer Laughlin responded by introducing a new palette of color— the 50s chartreuse, dark forest green, gray and rose. The chartreuse green remains the most desirable of the four today and it is a delight to find it here, on the largest piece of vintage Harlequin, the 13" platter.

For Sale: $145

forest green harlequin large 13 inch oval platter 1950s homer laughlin pottery

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Vintage Harlequin 1950s Forest Green13" Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: It is a treat to experience the large 13" oval platter in person. It is larger than imagined and is actually the largest piece in the entire Harlequin dinnerware line. It's especially a treat to find this large expanse of a single colored surface in the 1950s colors, add to that the rarity of the dark forest green in virtually scratch free unused condition and you have an exceptional piece of vintage pottery.

For Sale: $145

gray harlequin large 13 inch oval platter 1950s homer laughlin pottery

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Vintage Harlequin 1950s Gray 13" Platter »

Circa 1951-1959: The 13" oval platter was the largest piece made for the entire Woolworth's Harlequin dinnerware line. A full 13" long, the platters well is framed with bands of rings that would have been formed in the mold. The back is fully glazed and unmarked, as all original Harlequin was.

For Sale: $145

Vintage Harlequin Large 13 inch Mauve Blue Oval Platter

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Vintage Harlequin Mauve Blue 13" Oval Platter »

Circa 1938-1951: The 13" oval platter was the largest piece made in Woolworth's Harlequin dinnerware line. Harder to find than the 11" version, it makes a commanding presence and is a great way to showcase your favorite colors.

For Sale: $125

Homer Laughlin Riviera and Century Platters

Vintage Riviera Pottery Batter Tray in Original Yellow Glaze for Sale

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Riviera Original Yellow 13" Batter Tray »

Circa 1938-1948: The Riviera rectangular batter tray is trimmed with three tier tabbed handles and four simply scalloped edges. The Riviera pottery trays were made on a ram press, a method that pressed the clay body as oppossed to pouring slip into a mold.

For Sale: $175

large yellow vintage riviera 13 inch platter with tabbed handles

LARGE VERSION
Riviera Yellow 13" Platter Tab Handled Platter »

Circa 1938-1948: Large Version The larger of the two sizes, the 13" Riviera platter demands much more presence than its 11" counterparts. This example in the sunny harlequin yellow glaze is in excellent condition. Measures 13 1/2" in the kiln for a second firing.

For Sale: $95

12 inch Ivory Batter Tray made in 1934 by Homer Laughlin China Company

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Homer Laughlin Original Ivory 12" Batter Tray »

Circa 1934: Homer Laughlin produced a dizzying array of trays and platters. But it is the batter tray that really stands out as the premier version of the examples with it's large rectangular well and multi-step tabbed handles.

For Sale: $165 125

Vintage Riviera Pottery Batter Tray in Original Green Glaze for Sale

Riviera Original Green 11" Batter Tray »

Circa 1938-1948: The Riviera rectangular batter tray is trimmed with three tier tabbed handles and four simply scalloped edges. The Riviera pottery trays were made on a ram press, a method that pressed the clay body as oppossed to pouring slip into a mold.

For Sale: $125

Original Mauve Blue Vintage Riviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles

Riviera Mauve Blue 11 1/2" Tab Handled Platter »

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.

For Sale: $75

Original Harlequin Yellow Vintage Riviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles

Riviera Yellow 11 1/2" Tab Handled Platter »

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.

For Sale: $75

Original Mauve Blue Riviera Pottery Oval Well Platter with Tab Handles

Riviera Mauve Blue 11 1/2" Oval Plain Platter »

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: $75

Homer Laughlin Decalware Platters

Mexicana Decal Ware Homer Laughlin Red Stripe Large Rectangular Batter Tray

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Large 13" Mexicana Batter Tray »

Circa 1938-1948: This larger than commonly found rectangular batter tray is a fantastic way to enjoy the southwestern Mexicana decal and hand applied series of red stripes. This example is in unusually excellent condition without signs of use.

For Sale: $175

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Conchita Large 13 1/2" Batter Tray »

Circa 1938-1941: The Conchita decal consists of a snake plant in a blue pot inbetween a double yellow clay pot and a flowering cactus. A large grouping of colorful hanging fruit also adorn the scene. The Conchita decal is extra nice on largest made tray.

For Sale: $165

Hacienda 11 1/2" Batter Tray »

Circa 1936-1944: Homer Laughlin's Century pottery line lended itself not only to Riviera, but to many of their decal ware lines as well. Mexicana, with its cascade of southwestern pots and cacti has become the most widely known of their many decals. It's extra nice on the batter tray with the multiple red stripes hand painted on the tab handles. This example is in good condition. Measures 11 1/2" Long.

For Sale: $135

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Rare Cheyenne Batter Tray »

Circa 1933-1940: From the Native American Tribes Series— Sometime in the 1930s Homer Lauglin China Company produced a few patterns of decals for their Native American Tribes collection. Represented were they Cheyenne, Crow, Sioux and Pueblo tribes and one decal depicting a pair of canoes. All are extremely rare and only a few pieces surface every decade.

For Sale: $495

Bob Zordani and Heidi Kellner: (217) 714-5016, Lexington, Virginia: heidi@happyheidi.com