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Vintage Homer Laughlin Woolworth's Harlequin in Original Spruce Green Glaze | Circa 1936-1940

Circa 1936-1940: "Red, Blue, Green and Yellow" were the original four Harlequin Glazes released in 1936 for Woolworths own solid color dinnerware line. What collectors have come to be known as Spruce Green (rather than simply green) was one of these original Homer Laughlin glazes, specially formulated for the department store giant. Spruce and maroon were both dropped relatively quickly from the line as new colors were introduced. Collectors of Homer Laughlin solid colored pottery will appreciate the Harlequin glaze colors that were not heavily shared with the companies many other pottery lines.


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

Vintage Harlequin Basketweave Nut Dish in Original Spruce Glaze »

Circa 1938-1942: The Harlequin nut dish may perhaps been intended as an individual ashtray. The basketweave pattern that coers the inside is associated with the Japanese Marutomo dish. The nut bowl was adopted and began production in March of 1938...

For Sale: $40


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

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Cream Soup Bowl in Original Spruce Glaze »

Circa 1938-1941: Found in all twelve colors the cream soup was added only years before the original colors of Maroon and Maroon were dropped, making these two early glazes hard to find on the cream soup bowl.

For Sale: $75

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Oval Baker in Original Spruce Green Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Oval Baker in Original Spruce Green »

Circa 1936-1940: Discontinued before the fifties colors, the 9 1/2" oval bakers long rectangular shape are accentuated by a generous band of concentric rings along it's inside and it's bottom will be found fully dipped with the the saggar marks from the stilts in the kiln on the base.

For Sale: $75

Vintage Harlequin Water Tumbler in Spruce Green Colored Glaze for Sale

Vintage Harlequin Tumbler in Original Harlequin Spruce Green Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: Since the tumblers were released over a year after the Harlequin line proved itself popular at Woolworth's five and dime stores, and the original spruce color was discontinued a couple years later, the Harlequin water tumbler in the first glazes will be hard to find. Measures 4 3/8" h x 2 1/4"w.

For Sale: $75

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 9 Inch Nappy Bowl in Original Spruce Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Nappy Bowl in Original Spruce Glaze »

Circa 1936-1942: The spruce glaze was one of the original four glazes developed for the Harlequin pottery line, the others being maroon, Harlequin blue (mauve) and harlequin yellow. Discontinued between 1940-1942, collectors will cherish finding such excellent early examples of the harlequin pottery in the original four glazes.

For Sale: $80

 Vintage Harlequin Double Egg Cup in Spruce Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Double Egg Cup in Original Spruce Glaze »

Circa 1936-1940: The Harlequin double egg cup is a delightful piece that seems to defy physics with its wide flaring top and it's small pedistal base. One of the great Harlequin pieces that come in all twelve vintage colors.

For Sale: $85

Harlequin Single Egg Cup in Original Spruce Green Colored Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Single Egg Cup in Original Spruce Green Glaze »

Circa 1940-1942: Found in eight of the original Harlequin colors, the single egg cup is a novelty amoung the pottery line. One of the only pieces without the tell-tale decorated rings, the piece harkens to the plainware being produced simultaneously in the California solid-colored dinnerware lines. Made for a scant four years, the single egg cup is not easy to find. Adorable at 2 1/2" tall, this example in turquoise is in excellent condition without use or damage.

For Sale: $85

 Vintage Homer Laughlin Woolworths Toy Individual Creamer in Original Spruce Green Glaze for Sale

Vintage Harlequin Individual Toy Creamer in Original Spruce Green Glaze »

Circa 1939-1942: Part of the third expansion to the Woolworth's Harlequin line, the tiny individual creamer wouldn't be produced long in maroon and spruce.

For Sale: $65

 Vintage Harlequin Original Maroon 22 ounce jug or milk pitcher: Harlequin Dinnerware 30s 40s American Solid Color Dinnerware For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 22 Ounce Jug in Original Spruce For Sale »

Circa 1938-1940: The spruce green harlequin glaze was one of the colors designed for the original release of Woolworth's famous Harlequin line.

For Sale: $165

Harlequin Service Water Pitcher: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Harlequin Service Water Pitcher in Original Spruce Glaze »

Circa 1938-1942: Spruce was one of the original colors designed for the Harlequin line, exclusively for Woolworths. A delightful color on one of the most collectable pieces of the Harlequin line — the service water pitcher.

For Sale: $165

Harlequin Animal Novelty Spruce Green Duck Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Duck in Harlequin Spruce Green »

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 Duck dipped in Harlequin Spruce Green is in perfect condition, without damage, use or flaws.

For Sale: $175

Harlequin Animal Novelty Spruce Green Fish Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Fish in Harlequin Spruce Green »

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 Spruce Green is in perfect condition, without damage, use or flaws.

For Sale: $185

Harlequin Animal Novelty Lamb in Spruce Green Glaze Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Lamb in Harlequin Spruce »

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.

For Sale: $175

Harlequin Animal Novelty Penguin in Spruce Glaze Homer Laughlin Pottery for Woolworths

Vintage Novelty Figurine: Penguin in Spruce Glaze »

Circa 1939-1940: For less than a year, Homer Laughlin produced the small figurine novelties for the Woolworths company. The miniature Donkey, Fish, Duck, Penguin, Cat and Lamb can add a delighful personality in to your Fiesta collections, in your cabinets and on your tablescapes. This example of the original Penguin dipped in Harlequin Spruce Green will add a wimsy to your collection.

For Sale: $175

Vintage Harlequin Pottery For Sale Spruce Teapot

Vintage Harlequin Teapot in Original Spruce Green Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: Subtle yet powerful design elements, like the very art deco graduating details at the base of the handle and ends of the knob on the lid set this design above the rest...

For Sale: $325

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Syrup in Spruce Green Glaze Homer Laughlin 30s 40s Pottery

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Syrup in Original Spruce Green Glaze »

Circa 1938-1940: Only made in four colors, the spruce green Harlequin syrup may prove to be the hardest of the four to find. This example has a great glaze and dripcut lid.

For Sale: $525

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Harlequin Pottery Saucer Ashtray in Spruce Green Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Cup and Saucer Ashtray in Original Spruce Green »

September 1939-Early1940: The Homer Laughlin cup and saucer ashtray is an unusual novelty item. It wasn't one of the original pieces in the line, but was added to the mix in the fall of 1939, as original colors were being discontinued and new colors for the '40s were being introduced.

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World's fair souvenir toy creamer in harlequin spruce green

World's Fair Vintage Harlequin Individual Toy Creamer in Original Spruce Green »

Circa 1939-1940: It's always delightful to find one-offs to add to your pottery collection. Spruce is already a hard to find and early harlequin glaze, but becomes even more special when nicely applied to an individual toy creamer and then customized at a great event like the 1939-1940 Worlds Fair.

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Riviera Pottery Rare Ivory Underplate

Vintage Tango Shakers in Original Maroon and Spruce Green Glaze »

Circa 1936-1941: The Homer Laughlin potteries Century shape saw a lot of use, decorated with decals and dipped in a wide variety of the vintage HLC glazes. Tango was a small and short lived line and it's a real treat to find pieces dipped in the tango glazes on the century/riviera pieces. Even more of a treat is to find these familiar shapes dipped in glazes that can integrate so well into the Harlequin line, sharing the Maroon and Spruce Green glaze. This example of the HTF Tango shakers is in excellent condition without damage.

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