Miscellaneous Vintage Fiesta Lines Checklists

 

  • Fiesta Ironstone
  • Sheffield Amberstone
  • Fiesta Casualstone
  • Fiesta Casuals
  • Fiesta Harmony Line
  • Calendar Plates
  • Fiesta Kitchen Kraft
  • Fiesta Ensembles
  • Striped Fiesta
  • Fiesta with decals

Product Checklist Masterlist

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  • Ashtray
  • Covered Onion Soup Bowl
  • Cream Soup Bowl
  • Dessert Bowl 6″
  • Footed Salad Bowl
  • Fruit Bowl 11 3/4″
  • Fruit Bowl 5 1/2″
  • Fruit Bowl 4 3/4″
  • Individual Salad Bowl
  • Mixing/Nesting Bowls, #1-7
  • Lids for mixing/nesting bowls #1-4
  • Nappy Bowl 9 1/2″ (open serving bowl)
  • Nappy Bowl 8 1/2″ (open serving bowl)
  • Unlisted Salad Bowl
  • Bulb Candle Holder
  • Tripod Candle Holder
  • Carafe
  • Casserole Dish
  • Coffeepot
  • Demitasse Coffeepot
  • Footed Comport
  • Sweets Comport
  • Individual Creamer
  • Ring Handled Creamer
  • Stick Handled Creamer
  • Demitasse Cup, Stick Handled
  • Egg cup
  • Mixing Bowl Lid
  • Marmalade bowl
  • Tom & Jerry Mug
  • Lidded Mustard Jar
  • Disk Pitcher, juice
  • Disk Pitcher, water
  • Ice Pitcher
  • Two Pint Pitcher
  • Cake Plate
  • Chop Plate 15″
  • Chop Plate 13″
  • Deep Plate
  • Divided Plate 10″
  • Divided Plate 12″
  • Plates, 6″
  • Plate 7″
  • Plate 9″
  • Plate 10″
  • Oval Platter
  • Salt & Pepper Shakers
  • Sauce Boat
  • Sugar Bowl
  • Figure 8 Tray, Sugar, & Creamer Set
  • Syrup Pitchers
  • Teacup & Saucer
  • Teapot, large
  • Teapot, medium
  • Relish tray
  • Utility tray
  • Juice tumbler
  • Water tumbler
  • Bud Vase
  • Flower vase, 8″
  • Flower vase, 10″
  • Flower vase, 12″

 

Miscellaneous Vintage Fiesta Lines

During it’s (so far) 80 year run, HLC branched into several other lines of Fiesta that were, in general, fired during their last five or six years of their vintage period.

Fiesta Ironstone

Perhaps the most well-known of the offshoot Fiesta lines, Ironstone is generally considered part of the Fiesta color-line up. Ironstone was fired from 1969-1972. There were three colors in the firing, antique gold, mango red, and turf green, all meant to be modeled off of popular colors at the time.

ironstone

Sheffield Amberstone

Despite not holding the name Fiesta, several collectors still consider this as part of the Fiesta line, since many of the pieces are made from the same molds as regular Fiestaware. It was both introduced and retired in 1967. It comes in a brown glaze (somewhat similar to the post86 chocolate glaze, however there are differences in the shapes of the products) and some pieces have a black silk screen pattern on them.

fiesta amberstone

 

Fiesta Casualstone

Fiesta Casualstone was a similar product to Amberstone. It was produced in 1970, and was a gold color, similar to the antique gold Ironstone color. It, too, contained a silk screen pattern on several pieces, but it had a more delicate pattern than the Amberstone.

casualstone

Fiesta Casuals

Fiesta Casuals came in two colors, blue and yellow. There were only eight different products, given teacup and saucer as one product.  They had a flower pattern were stenciled on the oval platter, the dinner plate, the salad plate, and the saucer. The solids were the nappies, the fruit bowl, the creamer, the sugar with lid, and the teacup.

Fiesta Harmony Line

Fiesta Harmony line was, similarly to the Casuals line, a set of stenciled plates, cups, and bowls that were meant to pair well with the original six colors. HLC paired with the Nautilus line in 1936.

 

Calendar Plates

For two years, from 1954 to 1955, Fiesta produced calendar plates. These only came in light green, ivory, and yellow.

calendar plate

Kitchen Kraft

Kitchen Kraft was it’s own line, but in 1937, they began dipping their shapes in Fiesta colors, which is why you so often see these products in Fiesta colors and sold along side them.

Fiesta Ensembles

Fiesta Ensembles was when HLC began selling Fiesta in sets, similarly to what they do today, only they also sold them with glassware and flatware. This began in 1939.

fiesta ensemble

Others

In 1935, some products were sold with decals, although these can be very hard to find, and most are like part of the other lines, and in the 30s and 40s, HLC sold striped Fiesta, in yellow and ivory, with red, green, or blue stripes.

red striped tripod
Tripod Candleholder

Sources: Lauren Hollow Park, Homer Laughlin: Decades of Dinnerware by Bob Page

Product Checklist: Cream Soup Bowl

rose cream soup bowl

Vintage Cream Soup Bowl Collecting List

▢ Original Radioactive Red
▢ Vintage Cobalt Blue
▢ Light Green
▢ Vintage Yellow
▢ Vintage Ivory
▢ Vintage Turquoise
▢ Forest Green
▢ Vintage Rose
▢ Vintage Chartreuse
▢ Gray
▢ Medium Green

Post86 Cream Soup Bowl Collecting List

None

Product Spotlight: Cream Soup Bowl

cream soup bowls
Top: Forest Green, Original Rose, Gray, Original Chartreuse. Second Row: Original Yellow, Medium Green, Original Turquoise. Third Row: Original Ivory, Original Cobalt. Bottom: Radioactive Red.

The cream soup bowl was used quite a lot in advertising by HLC and thus is very iconic.  It was produced from 1936-1959. The lug handles are considered classic Fiesta, but you can’t find it on any other product. Because this was discontinued shortly after medium green was released, the medium green is the rarest of the cream soup bowls.

Approximate dimensions (LxWxH): 6⅝”x5⅛”x2¼”
Production: 1936-1959

Sources: HappyHeidi

Color Spotlight: Striped Vintage Fiestaware

striped ivory
Demitasse Coffeepot 

During the vintage period, HLC produced limited versions of striped Fiesta products. They came in three colors of stripes: red, blue, and green, and on two base colors: ivory and yellow. Red and ivory are the most common of these rare combinations, and the most popular, due to the fact that they look the best together.

yellow and green
Plate

All stripes are hand-painted. Green was likely a Sears exclusive.

Recently, the striped look has been reintroduced, so make sure you aren’t paying vintage prices for a post86 piece!

Sources: DrivingWithDeco, VintageAmericanPottery

 

Product Checklist: Covered Onion Soup Bowl

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Vintage Covered Onion Soup Bowl Collecting List

▢ Radioactive Red
▢ Original Cobalt Blue
▢ Light Green
▢ Original Yellow
▢ Original Ivory
▢ Original Turquoise
▢ Ivory with Red Stripes

Post86 Covered Onion Soup Bowl Collecting List

None

Product Spotlight: Covered Onion Bowl

covered onion soup bowl
Light Green, Original Ivory, Cobalt Blue, Radioactive Red, Original Yellow

The covered onion soup bowl is one of the rarer vintage Fiesta products, as it was only fired from 1936 to 1937. It’s particularly difficult to find in turquoise, as it was discontinued shortly after turquoise was introduced, making the turquoise onion soup bowl a much sought after product. This means you can only find this soup bowl in the original six colors!

Each handle and top knob were attached by hand creating a very long production process. The first versions had a flat bottom on the inside, and in early 1937 was exchanged for a rounded bottom.

Turquoise onion
The very rare and coveted turquoise, priced from $5000-8000USD

However, if you are very, very lucky there is one other color, and that is an ivory and red striped version. The stripes would have been hand painted. There is no known value for this piece due to it’s incredible rarity.

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1936 ivory with red stripes

Approximate dimensions: L:6⅛” x W:4½” x H:4⅜”
Production:1936-1937

Sources: HappyHeidi, VintageAmericanPottery

Product Spotlight: Vintage Ashtray

vintage ashtray
Top: Cobalt Blue, Ivory, Red. Middle: Light Green, Yellow. Bottom: Turquoise

When you find a vintage ashtray, there are two versions. One has no Fiesta mark on the bottom, instead, there are seven circles.

vintage ivory ashtray
Ivory

Later in production, the inner rings were discarded for the well-known ‘Genuine Fiesta HLCO’ stamp.

rose ashtray
Rose

You can often find marks on the bottom of ashtrays, and the ashtrays have the distinction of being the only product in the Fiesta line that have broken circles, in this case, broken by the wells to hold cigarettes.

medium green ashtray
Medium Green

Medium green is, of course, the rarest.

Approximate dimensions: W 6¼” x H 1¼”
Production time: 1936-1969

Sources: Replacements.com, HappyHeidi, Vintage American Pottery

A Brief History of Vintage Products

fiesta products

Depending on how you count, there are anywhere from 52-75 different types products during the 1936-1972 run, and they aren’t all available in every color. Most people typically agree that 42 pieces were debuted, although some people say it’s 34 pieces, and others say 36. However many pieces were debuted, the line took off, and approximately twenty new products were added before the end of the thirties (although several products were discontinued as well!)

Some products can only be found in the original six colors, and some can be found in all original eleven colors. Some can only be found in some of the later colors.

The following are considered the original pieces by most collectors in the original eleven glazes:

  • Ashtray
  • Covered Onion Soup Bowl
  • Cream Soup Bowl
  • Dessert Bowl 6″
  • Footed Salad Bowl
  • Fruit Bowl 11 3/4″
  • Fruit Bowl 5 1/2″
  • Fruit Bowl 4 3/4″
  • Individual Salad Bowl
  • Mixing/Nesting Bowls, #1-7
  • Lids for mixing/nesting bowls
  • Nappy Bowl 9 1/2″ (open serving bowl)
  • Nappy Bowl 8 1/2″ (open serving bowl)
  • Unlisted Salad Bowl
  • Bulb Candle Holder
  • Tripod Candle Holder
  • Carafe
  • Casserole Dish
  • Coffeepot
  • Demitasse Coffeepot
  • Footed Comport
  • Sweets Comport
  • Individual Creamer
  • Ring Handled Creamer
  • Stick Handled Creamer
  • Demitasse Cup, Stick Handled
  • Egg cup
  • Mixing Bowl Lid
  • Marmalade bowl
  • Tom & Jerry Mug
  • Lidded Mustard Jar
  • Disk Pitcher, juice
  • Disk Pitcher, water
  • Ice Pitcher
  • Two Pint Pitcher
  • Cake Plate
  • Chop Plate 15″
  • Chop Plate 13″
  • Deep Plate
  • Divided Plate 10″
  • Divided Plate 12″
  • Plates, 6″, 7″, 9″, 10″
  • Oval Platter
  • Salt & Pepper Shakers
  • Sauce Boat
  • Sugar Bowl
  • Figure 8 Tray, Sugar, & Creamer Set
  • Syrup Pitchers
  • Teacup & Saucer
  • Teapot, large
  • Teapot, medium
  • Relish tray
  • Utility tray
  • Juice tumbler
  • Water tumbler
  • Bud Vase
  • Flower vase, 8″, 10″, 12″

Find the Masterlist of  Product Checklists Here

 

 

Sources: CollectorsWeekly, DrivingWithDeco, HappyHeidi, Vintage American Pottery