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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 Ware Turquoise Small Disc Pitcher
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Vintage Fiesta Ware Turquoise Small Disc Pitcher
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$105 Bids
VINTAGE TANGERINE FIESTA WARE PITCHERS
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE TANGERINE FIESTA WARE PITCHERS
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$53 Bids
VINTAGE SALMON FIESTA WARE PIE PLATES
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE SALMON FIESTA WARE PIE PLATES
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$52 Bids
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE PLATTERS, PIE PLATES, & BOWLS
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE PLATTERS, PIE PLATES, & BOWLS
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Colorful Fiesta Look Plates Bowls And Cups
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Colorful Fiesta Look Plates Bowls And Cups
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
VINTAGE TANGERINE FIESTA PITCHERS
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE TANGERINE FIESTA PITCHERS
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
VINTAGE TEAL FIESTA WARE
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE TEAL FIESTA WARE
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
VINTAGE TANGERINE FIESTA WARE POTS, SHAKERS, VASE AND MORE
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE TANGERINE FIESTA WARE POTS, SHAKERS, VASE AND MORE
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
VINTAGE PEONY FIESTA WARE
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE PEONY FIESTA WARE
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE DINNER PLATES
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE DINNER PLATES
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE PLATES & BOWLS
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE PLATES & BOWLS
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
VINTAGE PERIWINKLE FIESTA WARE DISHES
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE PERIWINKLE FIESTA WARE DISHES
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE DISHES
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE DISHES
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SHAKERS & DISHES
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE FIESTA WARE SHAKERS & DISHES
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Thirteen (13) FIESTA Retro Pottery pcs
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Thirteen (13) FIESTA Retro Pottery pcs
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
Full Box Meister Brau Fiesta Napkins
Mar 17, 10:00 AM CDT
Full Box Meister Brau Fiesta Napkins
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids
Fiesta Ware Millennium III Vase in Pearl Grey with Rose
Mar 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Fiesta Ware Millennium III Vase in Pearl Grey with Rose
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $50- $1,000
$100 Bids
FIESTA PLATE
Mar 09, 11:00 AM CST
FIESTA PLATE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$30 Bids
FIESTA PLATE
Mar 09, 11:00 AM CST
FIESTA PLATE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$30 Bids
FIESTA PLATE
Mar 09, 11:00 AM CST
FIESTA PLATE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$30 Bids
FIESTA PLATE
Mar 09, 11:00 AM CST
FIESTA PLATE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$30 Bids
VINTAGE GREEN FIESTA WARE
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE GREEN FIESTA WARE
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
VINTAGE HEATHER FIESTA WARE DISHES
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
VINTAGE HEATHER FIESTA WARE DISHES
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
FIESTA WARE 60th ANNIVERSARY SALMON PITCHERS
Mar 04, 6:00 PM EST
FIESTA WARE 60th ANNIVERSARY SALMON PITCHERS
by Atlee Raber Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Fiestaware


Atlee Raber Auctioneer

Atlee Raber Auctioneer

Dees Auction Company,LLC

Dees Auction Company,LLC

Premier Auction Galleries

Premier Auction Galleries

Greenwich Auction

Greenwich Auction