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Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Complete Set (Number 1-7)

Vintage Fiesta mixing bowl complete set of seven

From the tiny #1 nesting bowl measuring less than 5" wide to the largest and heaviest piece in the fiesta pottery line, the #7 nesting bowl, these innovative bowls were only produced for less than nine years and remain hard to find in good condition. Early versions, from before 1938 will have concentric rings on the inside bottoms of the bowls, making those a special treat for collectors. Nesting a full set of seven bowls is no easy feat. Often times the bowls will be out of round and not nest well within each other. Early ring versions sometimes don't nest well with the later versions and the whole engineering of nesting bowls with barely a hairs breath between them leaves very little margin for error. The bowls were also heavily used, making examples without spoon dings on the rim or interior or exterior scratches difficult to find. Bowls should ring true when lightly tapped, hearing a thud or dull sound is a sign the bowl maybe cracked. The bowls were also dipped by hand so glaze variations and irregularities are common with pops and runs and misses more common than a collector would like.

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Number One: 5" wide x 3 1/2" tall | Number Two: 6" wide x 4" tall | Number Three: 6 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" tall | Number Four: 7 3/4" wide x 5" tall | Number Five: 8 1/2" wide x 5 3/4" tall | Number Six: 9 3/4" wide x 6 1/4" tall | Number Seven 11" wide x 7 1/8" tall.


In the mold mark "HLC USA" or in the mold mark "MADE IN USE" or in the mold mark with HLC icon followed by "fiesta/MADE IN THE USA", occassionally found with the glaze stamp "genuine FIESTA" and sometimes found with both an impressed in the mold mark with the glaze stamp applied over the inmold mark. All bowls will have their numbers inscribed in the bottom (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7), although these numbers can often be hard to make out.

Years of production

Circa 1936-1944: Made in the first six original colors only. From the Fall of 1942 to Spring 1944 bowls were only made in one color per size as follows: Number one (red), number two (yellow), number three (green), number 4 (ivory), number five (yellow), number six (turquoise) and number seven (cobalt/blue).

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