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Vintage Fiesta & Harlequin Pottery Marmalades & Mustard Jars | Circa 1936-1943

Both the Vintage Fiesta covered marmalade and mustard jars were in production for a short ten years, from mid 1936 to mid 1946 (with red being discontinued in early 1943). The larger marmalade was originally designed as the mustard, but someone at Homer Laughlin must have had the forsight to see that was an awfully large jar for mustard! Attention turned to the design of the mustard, which after numerous revisions was finalized and then the marmalade (originally named the honey jar) was finished. The bodies of both would have been slip cast holloware with the seams smoothed by hand. The finial would have to be hand applied to the marmalades and the lid worked on the jiggering machine to add those bands of concentric rings we love so much. The spoon slots would have been punched by hand from the lid before the clay dried. Marmalades will be marked in the mold. Both pieces are scarce and hard to find in good condition. It is speculated that they were either speciality items or not big sellers since they appear to be quite scarce.


Vintage FIestaware: Original Ivory Fiesta Pottery Marmalade For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Marmalade Jar in Original Ivory Vellum Glaze »

Circa 1936-1946: The vintage Fiesta covered marmalade jar was added to the line in mid 1936. Slip cast from three pieces with the finial hand applied, the lidded marmalade is hard to find and a delight to add to your collection. Orignally called the "honey jar", the vintage Fiesta0 marmalade was deemed to large for its original pupose as the mustard jar and was released 1/2 a year later as the Covered Marmalade Jar. Very hard to find, especially in excellent, undamaged condition.

For Sale: $375


Vintage FIestaware: Original Cobalt Blue Fiesta Pottery Marmalade For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Marmalade Jar in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1936-1946: The vintage Fiesta covered marmalade jar was added to the line in mid 1936. Slip cast from three pieces with the finial hand applied, the lidded marmalade is hard to find and a delight to add to your collection.

For Sale: $375


Vintage FIestaware: Original Yellow Fiesta Pottery Marmalade For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Marmalade Jar in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1936-1946: Orignally called the "honey jar", the vintage Fiesta marmalade was deemed to large for its original pupose as the mustard jar and was released 1/2 a year later as the Covered Marmalade Jar. Three pieces, slip cast, with the finial applied to the lid by hand and the spoon hole punch cut out by hand as well. Lots of wonderful hand craftsmanship details in the Fiesta pottery from the 30s and 40s.

For Sale: $375


Vintage FIestaware: Original Yellow Fiesta Pottery Marmalade For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Marmalade Jar in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1936-1946: Orignally called the "honey jar", the vintage Fiesta marmalade was deemed to large for its original pupose as the mustard jar and was released 1/2 a year later as the Covered Marmalade Jar. Very hard to find, especially in excellent, undamaged condition.

For Sale: $365

Vintage Fiesta Marmalade in Original Ironstone Antique Gold Glaze 1967

Vintage Fiesta Casualstone Marmalade in Original Antique Gold Glaze »

Circa 1970: Offered in the Ohio grocery store chains, Coventry Ware selected a few pieces from Homer Laughlins Casualstone line to use in their stores promotions. The marmalade will only be found in the antique gold glaze from the Casualstone line and the dark brown from the Sheffield Amberstone line. Both are hard to find pieces.

For Sale: $225

Vintage Fiesta Marmalade in Original Sheffield Amberstone Glaze 1967

Vintage Fiesta Marmalade in Original Amberstone Glaze »

Circa 1967-1969: North of Chicago, in Wilmette, Illinois, J&H International distributed housewares. Partnering with Homer Laughlin they borrowed 11 original shapes from the Vintage Fiesta line, dipped them in brown glaze and marketed them as "Sheffield Amberstone". The keen eyed collector will note that the knob design was changed and the in mold mark removed.

For Sale: $225

Vintage Fiesta Pottery Mustards
Vintage Fiesta Mustard Jar in Original Ivory Glaze for Sale

Vintage Fiesta Mustard Jar in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1936-1946: In the quest for perfection, HLCo designed three mustards before finalizing the size that seemed just right for the mustard jar.

For Sale: $245


Vintage FIestaware: Original Cobalt Fiesta Pottery Mustard For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Mustard Jar in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1936-1946: This example of the original cobalt blue Fiesta mustard jar is in excellent condition. Unmarked, as all mustards were. Measures 2 1/2" wide by 3 1/16" tall.

For Sale: $325

Vintage FIestaware: Original Green Fiesta Pottery Mustard For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Mustard Jar in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1936-1944: The original green fiesta mustard was only in production for eight years and will prove hard to find, especially in excellent condition. The mustard jar went through many revisions before this final size and design were decided on and the piece was released at the end of 1936..

For Sale: $325

Vintage FIestaware: Original Yellow Fiesta Pottery Mustard For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Mustard Jar in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1936-1944: The lidded vintage Fiesta mustard jar is a delight to find and is one of a handful of vintage pieces that were made only Measures 2 1/2" wide by 3 1/16" tall.

For Sale: $295

Vintage FIestaware: Original Radioactive Red Fiesta Pottery Mustard For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Mustard Jar in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1936-1943: The red fiesta mustard was only in production for seven years and will prove hard to find, especially in excellent condition. The base and lid were slip cast and the lid was molded from one piece, just like the medium sized teapot. The spoon hole would have been cut out by hand after the piece was molded.

For Sale: $325


Vintage FIestaware: Original Turquoise Fiesta Pottery Mustard For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Mustard Jar in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1936-1944: In the quest for perfection, HLCo designed three mustards before finalizing the size that seemed just right for the mustard jar. Stands at a tall 3 1/8".Produced for 10 years, not easy to find.

For Sale: $325

Harlequin Marmalades
Rare Harlequin Pottery Marmalade in Original Rose Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Marmalade in Original Rose Glaze »

Circa 1938-1941: The marmalade is a great example of the more unusual holloware pieces from the line. Hand applied, art-deco inspired, handles adorn the top of a simple, conical body. One of the first five pieces dropped from production, the vintage Harlequin pottery marmalade is a collectors dream.

For Sale: $350

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