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.
Original Yellow, Original Ivory, Radioactive Red, Original Cobalt Blue, Original Turquoise, Light Green
Original Turquoise, Radioactive Red, Light Green, Original Cobalt, Original Rose, 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.
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.
Approximate dimensions: L:6⅛” x W:4½” x H:4⅜”
When you find a vintage ashtray, there are two versions. One has no Fiesta mark on the bottom, instead, there are seven circles.
Later in production, the inner rings were discarded for the well-known ‘Genuine Fiesta HLCO’ stamp.
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 is, of course, the rarest.
Approximate dimensions: W 6¼” x H 1¼”
Production time: 1936-1969
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: