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Vintage Fiesta Plates | Circa 1936-1969
6" Bread & Butter, 7" Salad, 9" Luncheon, 10" Dinner

Vintage Fiesta plates were made upside down. The face of the plates, with its band of graduated concentric rings was formed in a plaster mold. Clay was pressed into the mold which was then rotated while a metal blade, referred to as "tool" shaped the bands of rings on the back side. The jigger tool would be manually lowered to carve into the clay, much like a woodworker on his lathe. This work was hand done at Homer Laughlin until the 40s when automatic jiggers were installed. Not all items switched to the automatic machines and there is a period of transition from the 40s into the 50s where hand jiggering is still seen causing an abundance of variation in the number of rings, their depth and precision. Much of the attraction found in vintage Fiesta pottery comes not just from the shapes, but from the colors and it is here, on the humble Fiesta plates where color gets to showcase itself. All plates were bisque fired (perhaps stamped), cooled for days or even weeks, then fully glazed and fired again in the glost kiln. Fiesta plates were manufactured in four sizes: 6" Bread and Butter, 7" Cake or Salad Plate, 9" Luncheon Plate and 10" Dinner Plate. Plates actually measure slightly larger than their named size, so a 9" Luncheon will actually measure 9 7/16" and the Dinner 10 7/16".

6" Fiesta Plates | Bread & Butter

Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original Yellow

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1936-1951: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $10


Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original Ivory

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1936-1951: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $15


Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original Cobalt

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original Cobalt Blue »

Circa 1936-1951:Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $15


Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original Green

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original Green »

Circa 1936-1951: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $15

Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original Turquoise

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1936-1969: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $15


Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original 50s Forest Green

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original 50s Forest Green Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $15


Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original 50s Rose

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original 50s Rose Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $15


Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original 50s Gray

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original 50s Gray Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $15


Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original Red

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1936-1944: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $20

Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original 50s Chartreuse

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original 50s Chartreuse Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $20

Vintage Fiesta Medium Green 6 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plate
in Original Medium Green »

Circa 1960-1969: This example of the 6" Fiesta plate in medium green is in excellent condition, without use or damage, no unsightly chips or scratches mar the surface, so you may enjoy the delightful expanse of the rare medium green. Inkstamped on the back.

For Sale: $25


Vintage Fiesatware Plates Set of 6 Bread and Butter Original Colors

Vintage Fiesta 6" Bread and Butter Plates
Complete Set of 6 in Original Colors»

Circa 1936 - 1969: The 6" Fiesta plate has become known as "the bread & butter" plate. It measures 6 5/16" w x 5/8" h. Fiesta plates are the backbone of the pottery line and they were produced in four different sizes for the entire length of the vintage line. Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates. Flatware is usually marked with a rubber stamp inked with glaze itself, many plates however will be found unmarked and this should be of no concern. The plates were fully glazed and set on 3 stilts in the kiln, resulting in the 3 marks found on the back of all vintage plates. This set is in excellent condition with barely a scratch among them. No chips, no touchups no damage and no real sign of use. Nice Set.

For Sale: $75

6" Harlequin Plates| Bread & Butter
Vintage Harlequin Pottery Maroon Bread and Butter Plate For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 6" Bread and Butter Plate in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1942: This simple 6" Maroon Harlequin Bread and Butter plate has the most luxurious finish and wonderful color. Who knew the simple bread and butter plate could add such delight to the table.

For Sale: $20

Medium Green Fiesta 7 inch Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Harlequin 6" Bread & Butter Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1965: From the Becky Turner Collection— The plate was the first piece designed by creator Frederik Rhead as he set out to develop a solid color, mix-n-match pottery line at the request of the five-and-dime giant of the time, Woolworth's. This example, in the Medium Green glaze is in unused condition, without a scratch or spot of use.

For Sale: $45

7" Fiesta Plates| Salad
Vintage Fiesta Ivory 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1936 to 1969: Brilliant blue turquoise is 2nd only to yellow for the longest running vintage fiesta color. Always popular, the turquoise is a fabulous color by itself or for mixing and matching. This example is in very nice condition.

For Sale: $20

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1936 to 1951: Fiesta plates are the backbone of the pottery line and they were produced in four different sizes for the entire length of the vintage line. This ivory, inkstamped version is in very good, clean condition.

For Sale: $20

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1936 to 1951: Fiesta plates are the backbone of the pottery line and they were produced in four different sizes for the entire length of the vintage line. This ivory, inkstamped version is in very good, clean condition.

For Sale: $20

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original Light Green Glaze »

Circa 1936 to 1951: Original light green vintage glaze from the 30s was really the color that defined the era, classic and popular from coast to coast. This original green 7" fiesta salad plate is in very good condition ready for your home.

For Sale: $20

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1936 to 1969: Sunny Fiesta yellow hit the mark right away - the perfect yellow, never to be altered and one of only two colors that ran the length of the entire vintage Fiesta line.

For Sale: $25

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1936 to 1944: Vintage red Fiesta remains one of the most desirable and highly sought after colors, made in less quantities and for shorter amounts of time, it is usually the vintage red that is missing from collections. Here's a nicex example of the 7" salad plate in excellent shape.

For Sale: $30


Vintage Fiesatware Plate in Original 50s Chartreuse

Vintage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original 50s Chartreuse Glaze »

Circa 1951-1959: Vintage Fiesta plates had their bands of concentric rings shaped by the metal tool blade of a jiggering machine as either the mold or the blade rotates.

For Sale: $30

Vintage Fiesta Forest Green 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original 50s Forest Green Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: The 7" Fiesta plate has become known as the "salad" plate. It is actually much harder to find than its smaller sibling, the 6" bread & butter. This example in the 50s forest green glaze in in spectacular condition.

For Sale: $30

Vintage Fiesta Rose 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original 50s Rose Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: The 7" Fiesta plate has become known as the "salad" plate. It is actually much harder to find than its smaller sibling, the 6" bread & butter. This example in the 50s Rose glaze in in spectacular condition.

For Sale: $30

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 7 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original 50s Gray Glaze »

Circa 1936 to 1951: Fiesta plates are the backbone of the pottery line and they were produced in four different sizes for the entire length of the vintage line. This 50s gray, inkstamped version is in very good condition.

For Sale: $30

Medium Green Fiesta 7 inch Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 7" Salad Plate
in Original Medium Green »

Circa 1960-1969: The 7" Salad Fiesta plate is such a perfect size. This example in the hard to find medium green is in excellent, unused condition with a great, vibrant glaze.

For Sale: $35

7" Harlequin Plates| Salad
Vintage Harlequin Pottery Maroon Salad Plate For Sale

Vintage Harlequin Pottery 7" Salad Plate in Original Maroon Glaze »

Circa 1936-1942: This simple 7" Maroon Harlequin Salad plate has the most luxurious finish and wonderful color. Who knew the simple salad plate could add such delight to the table.

For Sale: $25

Vintage Harlequin Pottery Medium Green Salad Plate For Sale

Vintage Harlequin 7 " Bread & Butter Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1965: From the Becky Turner Collection— The plate was the first piece designed by creator Frederik Rhead as he set out to develop a solid color, mix-n-match pottery line at the request of the five-and-dime giant of the time, Woolworth's. This example, in the Medium Green glaze is in unused condition, without a scratch or spot of use.

For Sale: $65

9" Fiesta Plates| Luncheon
Vintage Fiesta Yellow 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1937 to 1969: Sunny yellow vintage Fiesta was a staple color of the line, absolutely crucial to its inception and a popular and perfect color that ran the full length of the entire Fiesta line, with turquoise being the only other original six vintage colors to continually be made.

For Sale: $25

Vintage Fiesta Light Green 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1937 to 1951: Vintage plates are hard to find in unused condition. All versions here are in excellent shape with very little to no wear.

For Sale: $30

Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1937 to 1969: Brilliant turquoise vintage Fiesta was one of only two of the original six colors that ran the full length of the entire Fiesta line, (yellow being the 2nd). Vintage plates are hard to find in unused condition. All versions here are in excellent shape with very little to no wear.

For Sale: $30

Vintage Fiesta Ivory 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1937 to 1951: Original HLco Vellum Ivory vintage Fiesta plates are very hard to find in clean, good condition. I have a few available, all in nice condition without unsightly silver marks and very light, gentle use, make these plates very good examples with lots of life left.

For Sale: $35

Vintage Fiesta Cobalt Blue 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1937 to 1951: Cobalt blue Fiesta glaze must be virtually unused to remain pristine as it shows scratches so easily. I only have a few cobalt plates available because they are hard to find in good condition. These will please the collector and look great on your table.

For Sale: $35

Vintage Fiesta Forest Green 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original 50s Forest Green Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: The 9" Fiesta plate has become known as the "lunch" plate. It's a perfect size and what we use in our house for everyday dinner. Plates were made upside down on the jiggering machine and the rings were tooled in by hand. This example in the hard to find 50s Rose glaze is in fantastic condition.

For Sale: $35

Vintage Fiesta Chartreuse 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original 50s Rose Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: The 9" Fiesta plate has become known as the "lunch" plate. It's a perfect size and what we use in our house for everyday dinner. This example in the hard to find 50s Rose glaze is in fantastic condition.

For Sale: $35

Vintage Fiesta Forest Green 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original 50s Gray Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: The 9" Fiesta plate has become known as the "lunch" plate. It's a perfect size and what we use in our house for everyday dinner. Plates were made upside down on the jiggering machine and the rings were tooled in by hand. This example in the hard to find 50s gray glaze is in fantastic condition.

For Sale: $35

Vintage Fiesta Chartreuse 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original 50s Chartreuse Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: Plates were made upside down on the jiggering machine and the rings were tooled in by hand. This example in the hard to find 50s Chartreuse glaze is in fantastic condition.

For Sale: $40

Radioactive Red Fiesta 10 inch Dinner Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 9" Luncheon Plate
in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1936-1944 | 1959-1969. The 9" Fiesta plate has become known as the "lunch" plate. It's a perfect size and what we use in our house for everyday dinner. Plates were made upside down on the jiggering machine and the rings were tooled in by hand.

For Sale: $40

Medium Green Fiesta Individual Salad Bowl Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 9" Plate
in Original Medium Green »

Circa 1960-1969: Excellent condition and inkstamped in the glaze on the back. Medium green was the last color added to the original line when the 50s colors were discontinued and red was reintroduced.

For Sale: $65

Yellow with Red Striped Fiesta 7 inch Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 9" Salad Plate in Original Yellow with Red Stripes »

Circa 1939-1949. To find the striped vintage Fiesta pottery is a great treat. Most desirable in the red stripe on vintage ivory, the yellow with red stripe is also a fun addition and adds great flare and character to the vintage collection.

For Sale: $75

9" Harlequin Plates| Luncheon
Vintage Harlequin Pottery Medium Green Salad Plate For Sale

Vintage Harlequin 9 " Luncheon Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1965: From the Becky Turner Collection— The plate was the first piece designed by creator Frederik Rhead as he set out to develop a solid color, mix-n-match pottery line at the request of the five-and-dime giant of the time, Woolworth's. This example, in the Medium Green glaze is in unused condition, without a scratch or spot of use.

For Sale: $80

10" Fiesta Plates| Dinner
Vintage Fiesta Yellow 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in Original Yellow Glaze »

Circa 1937 to 1969: It is suprising what adding size does to the vintage Fiesta plate. The large dinner plate stands majestic and is a great way to showcase the vintage Fiesta glazes.

For Sale: $40

Vintage Fiesta Light Green 10 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in Original Green Glaze »

Circa 1937 to 1951: It is suprising what adding size does to the vintage Fiesta plate. The large dinner plate stands majestic and is a great way to showcase the vintage Fiesta glazes.

For Sale: $45

Vintage Fiesta Turquoise 10 Inch Dinner Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in Original Turquoise Glaze »

Circa 1937 to 1969: It is suprising what adding size does to the vintage Fiesta plate. The large dinner plate stands majestic and is a great way to showcase the vintage Fiesta glazes.

For Sale: $45

Original Ivory Fiesta 10 inch Dinner Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in Original Ivory Glaze »

Circa 1936-1951. Nice clean vintage Ivory is harder to come by than one might think Here's a lovely example in excellent condition of the large, harder to find 10 inch Fiesta Dinner Plate.

For Sale: $45

Original Cobalt Blue Fiesta 10 inch Dinner Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in Original Cobalt Blue Glaze »

Circa 1936-1951: Made upside down with the clay being pressed into a mold, spun around on a jiggering machine and tooled on the back, fired twice and fully glazed, even the simple plate was attentively produced at Homer Laughlin

For Sale: $45

Radioactive Red Fiesta 10 inch Dinner Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in Original Red Glaze »

Circa 1936-1944 | 1959-1969. The large Fiesta dinner plate measures a generous 10 7/16" wide and is a pleasure to use at the table This example in the highly desirable vintage red is in spectacular condition with a wonderful surface and glaze.

For Sale: $50

50s Rose  Fiesta 10 inch Dinner Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in 50s Rose Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: The vintage dusty rose is so much more sophisticated than any modern pink color can be. The glazes used and the firing methods, both of which were changed during the re-release of Fiesta in 1986 caused a great change to the vintage ware. Complexity of the vintage colors just can't be beat.

For Sale: $40

50s Gray  Fiesta 10 inch Dinner Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in 50s Gray Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: The 50s vintage gray glaze is a master or disguise, shifting in the light going warm or going cool, it is the chameleon of Fiesta. This vintage Fiesta plate in original 50s gray glaze is in excellent condition.

For Sale: $40

50s Forest Green  Fiesta 10 inch Dinner Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in 50s Forest Green Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: It is suprising what adding size does to the vintage Fiesta plate. The large dinner plate stands majestic and is a great way to showcase the vintage Fiesta glazes. Fantastic forest green, from the 50s is a bold and rich color that speaks to that era.

For Sale: $45

Vintage Fiesta Chartreuse 9 Inch Plate  Fiestaware Pottery Vase: Gift, Rare, Hard to Find, Buy Onlline Now, American Antique Pottery

VIntage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in Original 50s Chartreuse Glaze »

Circa 1951 to 1959: Plates were made upside down on the jiggering machine and the rings were tooled in by hand. This example in the hard to find 50s Chartreuse glaze is a nice find.

For Sale: $50

Medium Green Fiesta 10 inch Dinner Plate Fiestaware Pottery For Sale

Vintage Fiesta 10" Dinner Plate
in Original Medium Green »

Circa 1960-1969. Medium Green Dinner plates prove to be the hardest of all the Fiesta plates to find. Most sets sold included the 9" Luncheon Plate and smaller plates, so to find the large 10" plate in the last vintage color of Medium Green is a delight.

For Sale: $125

10" Harlequin Plates| Dinner
Vintage Harlequin Pottery Medium Green 10 inch Dinner Plate For Sale

Vintage Harlequin 10 " Dinner Plate in Original Medium Green Glaze »

Circa 1959-1965: From the Becky Turner Collection— The plate was the first piece designed by creator Frederik Rhead as he set out to develop a solid color, mix-n-match pottery line at the request of the five-and-dime giant of the time, Woolworth's. This example of the hard to find large 10" Dinner Size Plate, in the Medium Green glaze is in unused condition, without a scratch or spot of use.

For Sale: $175

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