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Fiestaware

One of the most beloved products of the Art Deco era, Fiestaware continues to be celebrated for its clean style and vibrant colors. The fact that it still decorates tables today speaks to the longevity and durability of the brand, which, in the early years of the 20th century, revolutionized the field of dinnerware.

Created by Frederick Hurten Rhead, director of West Virginia’s Homer Laughlin China Company, the "Fiesta" line first came to market in the mid-1930s as a stylish, yet cost-effective china line. Fiesta borrowed the clean geometry of Art Deco design, which, when combined with the original five captivating colors, resulted in dinnerware that was a dynamic success. Added to its appeal was that it was originally sold in individual pieces, not as full place settings. This downplayed the usual stuffiness of previous generations of ceramic dinnerware while allowing families with modest incomes to set their tables elegantly.

Though Fiestaware, as it has become known, was discontinued in the '70s due to low demand, it has recently seen a revived demand on the auction market and in reproduction. Though reproduced in new colors and styles since the '80s, devoted collectors of Fiestaware are often after originals. Antique and vintage Fiestaware pieces in mint condition are true treasures to find on the market.


Quick Facts

  • The "Fiesta" pattern debuted at Pennsylvania’s Pottery and Glass Exhibition in January 1936
  • One of the most coveted colors of vintage Fiestaware is the turquoise shade, yet it was not technically one of the original hues. Debuting in 1936 with the colors of red, cobalt blue, yellow, ivory, and green, Fiesta adopted the turquoise shade two years later in 1938
  • While many authentic pieces of Fiesta are stamped or marked, some of the older pieces were not stamped, as these were hand applied and up to the whim of the glazer

Recommended Items at Auction

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VINTAGE FIESTA PITCHER, VERY NICE
Nov 07, 1:00 PM EDT
VINTAGE FIESTA PITCHER, VERY NICE
by Simonetta Auction Service
Est: $20- $50
$41 Bid
An Adderley Fiesta Tea Service
Oct 31, 11:00 AM AEDT
An Adderley Fiesta Tea Service
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD1001 Bid
Collectors Encyclopedia Of Fiesta Eighth Edition
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Collectors Encyclopedia Of Fiesta Eighth Edition
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
LOT OF 4 - VINTAGE ORANGE FIESTA BOWLS
Nov 07, 1:00 PM EDT
LOT OF 4 - VINTAGE ORANGE FIESTA BOWLS
by Simonetta Auction Service
Est: $20- $50
$40 Bids
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Gustave Baumann, Night of the Fiesta - Taos, 1924
Nov 05, 3:00 PM MDT
Gustave Baumann, Night of the Fiesta - Taos, 1924
by Santa Fe Art Auction
Est: $8,000- $10,000
$4,0000 Bids
A Fiesta Plate
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
A Fiesta Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
A Vintage Fiesta? Plate
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage Fiesta? Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
A Fiesta? Ware Pottery Cup
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
A Fiesta? Ware Pottery Cup
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
A Vintage Fiesta Oval Plate
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage Fiesta Oval Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
A Vintage Unmarked Fiesta Bowl
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage Unmarked Fiesta Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
A Vintage Unmarked Fiesta? Gravy Bowl
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage Unmarked Fiesta? Gravy Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Saucers
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Saucers
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Bread Plates
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Bread Plates
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
A Vintage Green Fiesta Bowl
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
A Vintage Green Fiesta Bowl
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Bowls
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Bowls
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Plates
Oct 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Plates
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
DIEGO RIVERA 1886-1957 Bozzetto de ‘Fiesta en Papantla’-Sketch of ‘Fiesta en Papantla’
Nov 09, 3:00 PM CET
DIEGO RIVERA 1886-1957 Bozzetto de ‘Fiesta en Papantla’-Sketch of ‘Fiesta en Papantla’
by Aste Bolaffi
Est: €8,000- €10,000
€7,0000 Bids
GUSTAVO BACARISAS (1873 / 1971) "Sevilla en fiestas"
Nov 03, 6:00 PM CET
GUSTAVO BACARISAS (1873 / 1971) "Sevilla en fiestas"
by Ansorena
Est: €18,000- €24,000
€12,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Fiestaware


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Ansorena

Ansorena

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery