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Vintage Fiesta and Other Homer Laughlin Fruit Bowls | Circa 1936-1969

The 4 ¾" and 5 ½" fiesta fruit bowl were highly utilitarian pieces of the tableware line. The larger 5 ½" bowl was part of the original release in 1936 and the smaller 4 ¾" fruit bowl was added a year later. The most interesting feature to note is that the earliest bowls will have an extra band of rings around their base next to the foot and will be marked simply "fiesta HLC USA". By the end of 1937 this extra band of rings was removed and the mark was changed to "fiesta MADE IN USA". Both sized bowls can be found in all eleven colors with the medium green 4 ¾" fruit bowl being rare because that sized bowl was discontinued in 1959, right as medium green was being released.

4 ¾" Fruit Bowls | 1938-1959

Vintage Fiestaware Ivory 4 and 3 quarter inch fruit or Berry Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 4 ¾" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1938-1951: The 4 ¾" Fiesta fruit bowl was part of the original fiestaware line and was released in 1936 and discontinued with Ivory in 1951. This example is in excellent condition, without damage or signs of use.

For Sale: $45

Yellow Vintage Fiestaware 4 and 3 quarter inch Berry Bowl For Sale

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Vintage Fiesta Yellow 4 ¾" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1938-1959: Even the humble 4 ¾" fruit bowl is decorated inside and out with an abundance of hand jiggered concentric rings, making it a telltale piece of vintage Fiesta pottery.

For Sale: $45

Vintage Fiestaware 1950s Color Chartreuse Fruit Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Chartreuse 4 ¾" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage Fiesta greens covered a wide spectrum, but the 50s Chartreuse greens remains one of the most sought after and collectable Fiesta greens of them all.

For Sale: $50

Vintage Fiestaware 1950s Color Rose 4 and 3 quarter inch Fruit or Berry Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Rose 4 ¾" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1951-1959: The dusty rose color of the 50s has not been recreated with even a hint of the originals sophistication. Granted many modern attempts at roses and pinks have been made, but it is here, in the vintage version, where color is master.

For Sale: $40

 Vintage Fiestaware 1950s Color Forest Green 4 and 3 quarter inch Fruit or Berry Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Forest Green 4 ¾" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1951-1959: Great example of the delightful vintage 50s color of the dark forest green. Wonderful glaze and well defined concentric rings...

For Sale: $45

Vintage Fiestaware 1950s Color Gray Fruit or Bowl For Sale

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Vintage Fiesta Gray 4 3/4" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1951-1959: The 50s vintage Fiesta gray remains one of the most sophisticated and subtle colors in the vintage line. A subdued gray that changes with the light, don't be fooled by gray, it is a color worth collecting.

For Sale: $45

Rare medium green vintage fiestaware 4 inch fruit bowl

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Rare Vintage Fiesta Medium Green 4 ¾" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1959: Cut from production in 1959, the same time the medium green glaze was being released, the 4 ¾" fruit bowl in medium green is extremely hard to find. It may well be one of the last pieces of tableware added to the most advanced collections.

For Sale: $495

Vintage Fiestaware 5 ½" Fruit Bowls

Made in all eleven original fiesta colors, the 5 ½" fruit bowl is a staple for the tableware line. Part of the original release in 1936 and staying in production until the fiesta line was disontinued in 1965. Advanced collectors can try and find the early versions with the extra bands of outside rings on the bottom that were removed by the end of 1937 when the in the mold mark was changed from "fiesta HLC USA" to "fiesta MADE IN USA".

Vintage Fiestaware Cobalt Blue Lazarus 1938 Anniversary Fruit Bowl

1938 Lazarus Anniversary Cobalt Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1938: Lazarus department store, out of Columbus Ohio, had a special relationship with Homer Laughlin Pottery Company. The gold stenciled pieces produced for the Lazarus anniversaries are a blast!

For Sale: $145

vintage fiestaware red fruit bowl for sale

Vintage Fiesta 5 ½" Fruit Bowl in Red »

Circa 1936-1943: Consistency in design details is a big part of the allure of the potteries line. Towers of inside concentric rings, bottom inside rings, outside upper rings and sometimes even outside lower and bottom rings adorn even the simplest pieces, elevating their design status.

For Sale: $55

ivory vintage fiestaware five and a half inch fruit bowl for sale

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Vintage Fiesta Ivory 5 ½" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1936-1951: The larger of the two fruit bowls in the vintage fiesta ware line, the shape is familiarly found on the vegetable bowls as well, classic with an abundance of rings.

For Sale: $50

Original Green Vintage Fiestaware 5 and a Half Inch Fruit Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Original Green 5 ½" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1936-1951: The larger sized Vintage Fiesta fruit bowl was part of the original line introduced in 1936. A perfect size bowl for everything, generous, yet modest in size.

For Sale: $45

Turquoise Vintage Fiestaware 5 and a half inch Fruit Bowl For Sale

Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 5 ½" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1938-1949: The larger of the two fruit bowls in the vintage Fiesta line, the shape is familiarly found on the nappy bowls as well, classic with an abundance of rings and well proportioned lip produces a very usable bowl.

For Sale: $45

Yellow Vintage Fiestaware 5 and a half inch Fruit Bowl For Sale

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Vintage Fiesta Yellow 5 ½" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1938-1969: The larger of the two fruit bowls in the vintage fiestaware line, the shape is familiarly found on the vegetable bowls as well, classic with an abundance of rings and well proportioned lip produces a very usable bowl.

For Sale: $45

1950s Chartreuse Color Vintage Fiestaware 5 and a half inch Fruit Bowl For Sale

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Vintage Fiesta Chartreuse 5 ½" Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage Fiesta greens covered a wide spectrum, but it is the Chartreuse color that captivates us today and remains highly collected.

For Sale: $55

Fiesta Ironstone Dessert and Soup/Cereal Bowls

In 1969 Homer Laughlin discontinued their original fiestaware line and introduced Fiesta Ironstone. The ironstone dessert bowl and the ironstone soup/cereal bowl were released in the three new colors of mango red (which was actually the original fiesta red with a slightly modified glaze formulation), antique gold and turf green. Amberstone brown was also used on these shapes for the Sheffield line.

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Dessert Bowl in Sheffield Amberstone dark brown

Vintage Fiesta Amberstone Sheffield Dessert Bowl »

Circa 1967-1969: Dessert Bowl— Bowls have always been a popular item and Homer Laughlin has not disappointed with a large variety. The dessert bowl was designed specifically for the Ironstone line and is found in the four last glazes that were used on fiesta shapes. Measures 5 ½" wide.

For Sale: $25

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Dessert Bowl in Antique Gold Glaze for Sale Circa 1969-1973

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Antique Gold Dessert Bowl »

Circa 1969-1972: Dessert Bowl— Bowls have always been a popular item and Homer Laughlin has not disappointed with the variety of designs and shapes. The dessert bowl was designed specifically for the Ironstone line and is found in the three glazes. Measures 5 ½" wide.

For Sale: $25

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Soup Cereal Bowl in Mango Red Glaze for Sale Circa 1969-1973

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Mango Red Cereal Bowl »

Circa 1969-1972: Cereal/Soup Bowl— Bowls have always been a popular item and Homer Laughlin has not disappointed with the variety of designs and shapes. The Cereal/Soup bowl was designed specifically for the Ironstone line and is found in the three glazes. Measures 6 ½" wide.

For Sale: $55

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Soup Cereal Bowl in Turf Green Glaze for Sale Circa 1969-1973

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Turf Green Cereal Bowl" »

Circa 1969-1972: Cereal/Soup Bowl— Turf green can claim the distinction of being the last vintage green colored glaze produced by Homer Lauglin. Manufactured for only 4 years and on a limited number of shapes, Vintage Fiesta collectors will appreciate the scarcity these last green Fiesta Ironstone pieces. Measures 6 ½" wide.

For Sale: $45

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Soup Cereal Bowl in Antique Gold Glaze for Sale Circa 1969-1973

Vintage Fiesta Ironstone Antique Gold Cereal Bowl »

Circa 1969-1972: Cereal/Soup Bowl— Bowls have always been a popular item and Homer Laughlin has not disappointed with the variety of designs and shapes. The Cereal/Soup bowl was designed specifically for the Ironstone line and is found in the three glazes. Measures 6 ½" wide.

For Sale: $30

Harlequin Fruit and Oatmeal Bowls 1936-1965

The solid colored dinnerware line made by Homer Laughlin for Woolworth's Harlequin collection included quite a few bowls. The Fruit bowl was part of the original rlease and can be found in all twelve vintage colors, with the 1950s colors being somewhat scarce. The Oatmeal bowl wasn't released until the late Spring of 1940s, right before the two original colors of spruce and maroon were discontinued, making examples in those two colors hard to find. Red as well was discontinued by 1942 making that color slightly hard to find and then with sales down in the '50s, those colors as well are slightly hard to find.

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Medium Green Fruit Bowl For Sale

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Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Fruit Bowl »

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

Red Harlequin Fruit Bowl for Sale

Vintage Harlequin Red Pottery Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1940-1942: The popular and more expensive to produce red glaze was discontinued early when the uranium needed for the color formulation was restricted during WWII.

For Sale: $35

Vintage Harlequin Yellow Fruit Bowl

Vintage Harlequin Yellow Pottery Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1936-1959: The bright and sunny Harlequin yellow is lighter and more vibrant than the fiesta pottery lines yellow. Released with the maroon, spruce and blue (mauve), the unique color combination is a delight.

For Sale: $20

Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Yellow Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Yellow Oatmeal Bowl »

Circa 1940-1959: 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 bright and sunny Harlequin Yellow glaze is in excellent condition, without damage or use.

For Sale: $35

Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Turquoise Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Turquoise Oatmeal Bowl »

Circa 1940-1959: 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 Turquoise glaze is in excellent condition, without damage or use. Measures 5 9/16" w x 1 ½" h.

For Sale: $35

Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Green Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Original Green Oatmeal Bowl »

Circa 1942-1950: 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 Green glaze is in excellent condition, without damage or use. Measures 5 9/16" w x 1 ½" h.

For Sale: $50

Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Rose Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Rose Oatmeal Bowl »

Circa 1940-1951: The Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl was produced for 19 years and made in all twelve original Harlequin colors. This example in the original rose glaze is in excellent condition.

For Sale: $40

Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Gray Glaze

Vintage Harlequin 1950s Gray Oatmeal Bowl »

Circa 1951-1959: Modeled after the Fruit & Nappy Bowl, it shares a rolled top and same proportional design. This example in the original gray glaze is in excellent condition.

For Sale: $55

Harlequin Pottery Oatmeal Bowl in Original Chartreuse Glaze

Vintage Harlequin Medium Green Oatmeal Bowl »

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 ½" h.

For Sale: $125

Century Shape Riviera Bowls 1938-1948

The century shape line had been in production at Homer Laughlin China Company since the early 1930s and was primarily found in ivory with decals and stripes applied. By the end of the 1930s with solid color tableware all the rage, the company borrowed the shape and added the four colors of mauve blue, harlequin yellow, original green and fiesta red to the make the Riviera line.

yellow vintage riviera dinnerware fruit and berry bowl for sale

Riviera Yellow Fruit Bowl »

Circa 1938-1948: Riviera pottery was designed on the tailcoats of art deco and industrial influences. Adapted from the Century line and dipped in vibrant and cheerful solid color glazes. 5 ½"w.

For Sale: $30

mauve blue vintage riviera dinnerware fruit and berry bowl for sale

Riviera Mauve Blue Fruit Bowl »

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! 5 ½"w

For Sale: $30

mauve blue vintage riviera dinnerware oatmeal bowl

Riviera Mauve Blue Oatmeal Bowl »

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

yellow vintage riviera dinnerware oatmeal bowl for sale

Riviera Yellow Oatmeal Bowl »

Circa 1938-1948: The vintage Riviera pottery 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 and is a delight to see dipped in your favorite color. The bright and sunny Harlequin yellow glaze was the yellow used in the Riviera line and it's delightful on the harder to find oatmeal bowl shape. Measures 6 1/4" x 2".

For Sale: $55

Century Shape Decalware Bowls 1930-1945

It's delightful to mix-n-match decalware into the vintage pottery collection. The hand applied stripes and the whimsical decals with varying scenes create a sense of magic and play that liven up the collection.

hacienda mexicana decalware vintage red stripe fiestaware berry bowl

Hacienda Berry Bowl »

Circa May 1941: The Hacienda Decal showcases a cascade of southwestern pots and cacti, a house in the background, and a bench with sombrero and Mexican blanket in the foreground. Shown here on the berry bowl.

For Sale: $35

mexicana decalware red stripe berry bowl fiestaware for sale

Mexicana Berry Bowl »

Circa 1938: Embracing the popularity of the Southwest scenes of the 30s and 40s, Homer Laughlin's Mexicana decal has become the most widely recognized from the era.

For Sale: $35

Vintage Mexicana Decalware Homer Laughlin Oatmeal Bowl

Mexicana Oatmeal Bowl »

Circa 1938: The American love affair with the southwest left us with a delightful range of whimsical tablewares from the 30s. The oatmeal bowl makes the perfect piece to celebrate the jubilee and the festivities are topped off with a bold handpainted red stripe. Marked. Measures 6 1/4" x 2".

For Sale: $55

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