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Vintage Fiesta Pottery Utility Trays | Circa 1936-1946

The vintage Fiesta utility tray is a fun piece with a variety of possible uses– under a sugar and creamer set, as an appetizer tray (earning it the nickname "celery tray"). One of the first editions to the Fiesta line, the utility tray was introduced in mid 1936 and was made for ten years, making it one of the few original Fiesta pieces made in the first six colors only. There are two versions, and collectors will appreciate being able to acquire nice examples of the early versions that were made for just two years (dating them to 1936-1938). The early version will have straight edges, usually a dry white foot and will not have the glaze stamp "GENUINE fiesta HLCo USA" on the bottom. Initially made on a ram press, but found to warp, the Fiesta utility tray was modified to be slip cast in 1938, the trademark glaze stamp was added to the bottom, they would be fully dipped and the casting would cause much more angled edges. The two variations do not stack well together, so bear that in mind while collecting. Whatever color or variation, the vintage Fiesta Utility tray is a delight to mix-n-match at the table with whatever your imagination can inspire.

Early Versions (1936-1938)
Original Cobalt Blue Fiestaware Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Blue Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Early Version— of the utility tray, with the dry foot, made for less than two years.

For Sale: $110

Radioactive Red Vintage Fiesta Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Early Version— Here's a nice vintage piece of Vintage Fiesta pottery that is harder to find in good condition than one would think.This example in red boasts the early variation produced on the ram press and showing the dry foot. Nice and straight without bowing or warping, as is often found on these early versions due to the process of the ram press. Redesigned to be slip cast about two years into production helps date this piece between 1936 and 1938. Excellent condition with good shine left and only the most modest of wear. You will be very happy with this piece. Measures 10 1/2" long.

For Sale: $125

Original Ivory Fiestaware Utility Tray Early Variation

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Early Version— of the utility tray, with the dry foot, made for less than two years. This example in ivory is in fantastic condition with a great, rich glaze.

For Sale: $110

Original Yellow Fiestaware Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Early Version— of the utility tray, with the dry foot, was made for less than two years. This example in yellow is in very nice condition without scratches or signs of use. Measures 10 1/2" long.

For Sale: $95

Original Green Fiestaware Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1936-1938: Early Version— Here's a highly desirable piece that is harder to find in good condition than one would think.This example in original light green boasts the early variation, made for only two years.

For Sale: $95

Slip Cast Versions (1938-1946)
Original Red Fiestaware Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Blue Glaze »

Circa 1939-1946: This slip cast version of the fiesta utility tray in the original cobalt blue glaze is a great find without scratches or signs of use.

For Sale: $95

Vintage Fiesta Utility Tray in Original Turquoise Fiestaware

Vintage Fiesta Pottery Utility Tray in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1939-1946: This example of the vintage fiesta utility tray in the original turquoise glaze is in excellent condition, nicely marked on the back and without signs of use.

For Sale: $85

Original Red Fiestaware Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1939-1942: This slip cast and marked version of the vintage Fiesta utility tray in original red glaze is in excellent condition, nicely marked on the back "GENUINE fiesta HLCO USA"

For Sale: $95

Original Ivory Fiestaware Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1938-1946: This slip cast version of the vintage Fiesta utility tray in original ivory glaze is in excellent condition, nicely marked on the back "GENUINE fiesta HLCO USA". Enjoy mixing and matching using the vintage Fiesta Utility Tray in a variety of ways.

For Sale: $75

Original Yellow Fiestaware Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1938-1946: This slip cast version of the vintage Fiesta utility tray in original yellow glaze is in excellent condition, nicely marked on the back "GENUINE fiesta HLCO USA"

For Sale: $75

Original Green Fiestaware Utility Tray

Vintage Fiesta Utility "Celery" Tray in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1939-1946: This slip cast version of the vintage Fiesta utility tray in original green glaze is in excellent condition, nicely marked on the back "GENUINE fiesta HLCO USA"

For Sale: $75

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