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Vintage Fiesta & Harlequin Homer Laughlin Pottery in the Original Medium Green Glaze | Circa 1959-1969

The medium green vintage Fiesta glaze has the distinction of being the final color added to the original fiestaware pottery line. The '60s psychedelic era, awash in paisely patterns and elaborate decoration, left little room for the solid color mix-n-match tableware. Far fewer pieces will be found dipped in the medium green glaze than in the previous ten vintage colors. Standard shapes such as the cream soup bowl, 4 3/4" fruit bowl and the dessert bowl were discontinued within months after the medium green colored glaze made its way to market. Verifying an item as medium green can be tricky and takes an expert with experience. Medium green completed the final four color ensemble which included the reintroduction of original red and the longstanding colors of yellow and turquoise. Collectors cherish the twenty three fiesta shapes in the coveted medium green glaze. Ambitious collectors can continue their hunt for medium green with select pieces from Woolworth's Harlequin line.

Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Glaze | 1959-1969
Medium Green Vintage Fiesta Teapot

Vintage Fiesta Teapot in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: The medium teapot remained one of the largest pieces still in production and one of the few holloware shapes to make it to the end of the lines production to be dipped in the fantastic medium green glaze.

For Sale: $1,250

Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Covered Casserole  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Fiesta Covered Casserole in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: Fiesta pottery had been on the market for nearly 25 years before the introduction of the Medium Green glaze. Sales were already slowing and many pieces had been discontinued from the original line. The covered casserole was one of the last remaining giants of the original Fiesta selection. A fantastic piece of holloware that included great details like separately cast handles and knobs that would have to be hand applied, along with an abundance of concentric rings and a gently flaring foot. Advanced collectors will enjoy the ability to add such a large piece of Medium Green holloware to their collection. It is an iconic piece that marks the end of an era.

For Sale: $1,250

Medium Green Vintage Fiesta Disk Water Pitcher

Vintage Fiesta Disc Water Pitcher in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: Medium green has the distinction of being the last color added to the shapes that made up the original Fiesta pottery line. Yellow, turquoise, re-issued red and medium green were the last four glaze selections available before the once ravenously popular Fiesta line ceased production in 1969.

For Sale: $1,250

50s Fiestaware Chartreuse Dessert Bowl

Vintage Fiesta Dessert Bowl in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1960: One of the rarest medium green Fiesta pieces is the humble dessert bowl, produced for less than a year and in far less quanities than earlier pieces. Collectors will delight in finding the dessert bowl in medium green. This example is in excellent condition without damage or use and with a wonderful, even and rich application of the medium green.

For Sale: $535

Vintage Medium Green Harlequin Pottery Sauce Boat

Vintage Harlequin Sauce Boat in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959: Considered scarce in medium green, the Harlequin sauce boat was discontinued in 1959, after over 20 years in production, but perhaps only months while medium green was introduced, thus the scarcity.

For Sale: $485

Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Chop Plate

Vintage Fiesta 13" Chop Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: By the end of the 50s Fiesta sales were declining and production was much more limited, so not only was medium green produced for much less time than other vintage Fiesta colors, it was also produced in less quantities, making it all the harder to find.

For Sale: $345

Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Platter Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Fiesta Platter in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: It is a delight to find any pieces of vintage Fiesta in medium green and the platter does not disappoint.

For Sale: $175

Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Platter

Vintage Harlequin Platter in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: 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: $175

Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Sauce Boat  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Online Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Fiesta Sauce Boat in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: The Fiesta sauce boat is a classic staple of the pottery line and has been included in the line for the entire production run, including unmarked versions during the Ironstone years, and again today in the post 1986 glazes.

For Sale: $175

Medium green vintage fiesta tom and jerry mug for sale

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Vintage Fiesta Tom and Jerry Mug in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: Classic Medium Green, so hard to find, made in far fewer quantities than the versions in the 1940s when Fiesta pottery was at its height of popularity. This is a gorgeous example of the tom and jerry ring handled mug.

For Sale: $125

Vintage Fiesta Ring Handled Creamer in Original Medium Green Glaze

VIntage Fiesta Ring Handled Creamer in Original Mediium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: Just as the medium green glaze was the last color used on the vintage fiesta pottery line, it will probably be the last color added to collectors shelves. Even the simple ring handled creamer carries the charm of the line along with its ring handle, abundance of concentric rings that even adorn the foot and make their way over the spout. This example in the harder to find medium green glaze is in excellent condition without damage or use. Marked "HLCo fiesta MADE IN USA".

For Sale: $125

Medium Green Fiesta For Sale: Vintage Fiestaware Nappy Bowl

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Vintage Fiesta 8 1/2" Nappy Bowl in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: Fantastic condition on this hard to find medium green Fiesta 8 1/2" nappy bowl. Collector quality with no chips, cracks, glaze irregularities, scratches, touchups or repairs.

For Sale: $165

Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Chartreuse Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Oatmeal Bowl in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959: Produced in Medium Green for One Year Only— The Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl was produced for 19 years and made in all twelve original Harlequin colors. Modeled after the Fruit & Nappy Bowl, it shares a rolled top and same proportional design. This example in the original Medium Green glaze is in excellent condition, without damage or use.
Measures 5 9/16" w x 1 1/2" h.

For Sale: $125

Vintage Fiesta Medium Green Deep Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Fiesta Deep Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969. Medium Green vintage Fiesta deep plate in medium green. The deep plate is also refered to as the soup bowl or rimmed soup bowl. This example is in excellent condition.

For Sale: $95

Medium Green Fiesta Teacup and Saucer Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Cup and Saucer Set in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: The simple teacup and saucer set represents all the classic elements of the vintage Fiesta pottery line— from its tell-tale ring handle to multiple bands of concentric rings that decorate the surface in abundance.

For Sale: $85

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Medium Green Fruit Bowl For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Fruit Bowl in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 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. 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: $75

Medium Green Vintage Harlequin Pottery Teacup and Saucer Set

Vintage Harlequin Cup & Saucer Set in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1965: Harlequin pieces in the medium green glaze are a treat to find. The final color was made in far fewer quantities than many of the colors before it.

For Sale: $75

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Medium Green Salad Plate For Sale

Vintage Harlequin 7" Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1965: The plate was the first piece designed by creator Frederik Rhead as he set out to develop a solid color, mix-n-match pottery line at the request of the five-and-dime giant of the time, Woolworth's. This example, in the Medium Green glaze is in unused condition, without a scratch or spot of use.

For Sale: $65

Medium Green Fiesta 7 inch Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Harlequin 6" Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1965: The plate was the first piece designed by creator Frederik Rhead as he set out to develop a solid color, mix-n-match pottery line at the request of the five-and-dime giant of the time, Woolworth's.

For Sale: $55

Medium Green Fiesta Lunch Plate

Vintage Fiesta 9" Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1969: Excellent condition and inkstamped in the glaze on the back. Medium green was the last color added to the original line when the 50s colors were discontinued and red was reintroduced. Medium green complements original red in suprising and delightful ways. 9" Plate in medium green.

For Sale: $45

Of Special Interest
Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl in Original Medium Green Glaze

Vintage Fiesta Cream Soup Bowl in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959: Extremely Rare— The cream soup bowl remained popular through the 1950s, but was cut from the original vintage fiesta pottery line just as the last new color of medium green was being added. It's estimated that Vintage Fiesta cream soup bowls were only made for a few months after the introduction of the medium green glaze, thus making them one of the hardest to find final pieces in the Vintage Fiesta pottery line.

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Medium Green Fiesta Ashtray

Vintage Fiesta Ashtray in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: The vintage Fiesta ashtray only piece of the vintage Fiesta line where the decorative bands of concentric rings are broken, in this case by the three shallow wells around the rim in which to hold your after dinner smoke. Even the utilitarian ashtray is executed with detail and flare.

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Vintage Harlequin Pottery Cream Soup Bowl in Original Medium Green Colored Glaze 50s

Vintage Harlequin Cream Soup Bowl in Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959: The medium green colored glaze has the distinction of being the last color added to the famous solid colored pottery lines at Homer Laughlin. The great, rich, true green color was added just as many pieces were being cut from production as the pottery lines popularity declined temporarily durning the 1960s and 70s. Very few Harlequin cream soups in medium green come to market and even less that are in excellent, unused condition.

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Rare medium green harlequin homer laughlin tumbler for sale

Rare Vintage Harlequin Tumbler in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959: The Harlequin water tumbler was discontinued in 1950 and was only made in the first eight colors. Medium green glaze was developed later and released in 1959. How discontinued shapes appear with later glazes is a mystery, usually answered by custom orders, prototypes or sneaky employees. Whatever the means, advanced collectors will rejoice at a pieced like this, in a non-standard glaze, one of perhaps three known.

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