Fiesta HLC Vintage Cobalt Demitasse Cup and Saucer
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Beautiful Homer Laughlin Hard to Find Fiesta A.D. Cup and Saucer / Demitasse Set
Company Maker: Homer Laughlin
Pattern / Dinnerware Type: Fiesta
Item: A.D. (Demitasse) Cup and Saucer Set
Circa: 1944- 1956
US POSTAGE AND INSURANCE ON THIS PRETTY Demitasse Cup and Saucer IS ONLY $5.00! Additional sets $1.00
Condition : This Deco AD (demitasse) cup and saucer is in Undamaged Condition without chips, cracks, or mold damage. The color is nice and even. We have multiples of this striking cup and saucer set. All are in the same Undamaged Condition as the one we have pictured.
Mark: Unsigned. The Fiesta A.D. Cups and Saucers were very rarely signed, and when they are only the saucer is marked. Colors used for the older Fiesta demitasse (A.D.) cups and saucers are drastically different from the newer A.D. cup and saucers. Also, the molds for the newer version have been changed so they are easily told from the old ones.
Description / About : Fiesta A.D. (Demitasse) Cobalt Cup and Saucer : Cup, 2 1/2" H - Saucer, 5 1/8" D. A.D Cup and Saucer Sets were made in 10 colors. Only the 6 original colors (regular green, yellow, cobalt, ivory, red, and turquoise) have a matching teapot to go with them. The demitasse cup and saucer sets were discontinued in 1956. After 1956, 4 sets of medium green demitasse cups and saucers and a teapot were made at some point. These are extremely rare.
Fiesta -The Homer Laughlin Company began producing Fiesta in 1936. This wonderful new dinnerware line was introduced at a Pottery and Glass show in Pittsburgh. Fiesta was an instant success. It was introduced in 5 colors; red (which is a deep orange color), ivory, blue (a rich cobalt), yellow, and light Green. In late 1936 turquoise was added to the original 5 colors. In 1939 Fiesta Kitchen Kraft was added to the line in blue, yellow, red, and green. These pieces were wonderful kitchen accessory pieces which complemented the original Fiesta dinnerware. During the 1950s Homer Laughlin sold Fiesta in rose, grey, chartreuse, medium green, and dark green. These colors are harder to find than the original 6, so in many cases they will command a higher price. In 1969 Fiesta was redesigned to compete with other dinnerware patterns of the time period. This line was called Fiesta Ironstone and came in new colors. The only original color used was red. Fiesta Ironstone was discontinued in 1973.
In 1986 Homer Laughlin reintroduced Fiesta. Many pieces were redesigned and the colors were again changed. Fiesta has remained one of the most popular dinnerware lines in today's market. Homer Laughlin holds the public's fascination in Fiesta by introducing new colors frequently. The company has made an effort to shy away from the older collectible colors.