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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 Radioactive Red Orange Carafe with Stopper
Dec 03, 9:00 AM CST
Vintage Fiesta Radioactive Red Orange Carafe with Stopper
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $100- $300
$501 Bid
FIESTA PARTIAL SERVICE IN LIGHT BLUE
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
FIESTA PARTIAL SERVICE IN LIGHT BLUE
by Capsule Gallery Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
A Fieasta Oval Platter
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Fieasta Oval Platter
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $30- $300
$300 Bids
Lot Of 6 Fiesta Saucers
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Lot Of 6 Fiesta Saucers
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
A Fiesta Plate
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
A Fiesta Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $15- $150
$150 Bids
Fiesta Plate
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
Fiesta Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
Divided Candy Tray
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
Divided Candy Tray
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $25- $250
$250 Bids
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Saucers
Dec 04, 1:00 PM EST
Set of 6 Mixed Color Fiesta? Saucers
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
Fiesta Vintage Yellow Ceramic Pitcher & Bowl Set.
Dec 03, 11:00 AM CST
Fiesta Vintage Yellow Ceramic Pitcher & Bowl Set.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $150- $250
$500 Bids
Lot: 2 Vintage Fiesta Pottery Pcs.- Bowl & Pitcher
Dec 03, 11:00 AM CST
Lot: 2 Vintage Fiesta Pottery Pcs.- Bowl & Pitcher
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $150- $250
$500 Bids
VINTAGE FIESTA DINNER PLATE
Dec 17, 9:00 AM CST
VINTAGE FIESTA DINNER PLATE
by Dees Auction Company,LLC
Est: $15- $25
$30 Bids
Lot of 6 Vintage Multicolor Fiesta Nesting Bowls.
Dec 03, 11:00 AM CST
Lot of 6 Vintage Multicolor Fiesta Nesting Bowls.
by Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
Est: $200- $300
$500 Bids
EXTENSIVE FIESTA PARTIAL SERVICE
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
EXTENSIVE FIESTA PARTIAL SERVICE
by Capsule Gallery Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids
EXTENSIVE FIESTA PARTIAL SERVICE
Dec 08, 11:00 AM EST
EXTENSIVE FIESTA PARTIAL SERVICE
by Capsule Gallery Auction
Est: $300- $500
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Fiestaware


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Capsule Gallery Auction

Capsule Gallery Auction

Dees Auction Company,LLC

Dees Auction Company,LLC