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Vintage Fiesta Syrup Pitcher (Dripcut)

Vintage Fiestaware syrup pitcher

The fiesta syrup bottom was designed to go with The Dripcut Corporations spring loaded lid. The Dripcut Corporation was a southern California company that had patented the metal slide lid in 1935. The Dripcut Corp. was already making their own syrup dispensers out of glass and several other styles, but Homer Laughlin reached out for permission to use their lids and thus the Fiesta (and Harlequin) syrups were born.

vintage fiestaware syrup pitchers short versus long handlesVintage fiesta syrups were produced in all six original colors, with ivory being the hardest to find. Examples without "Dripcut" etched into the metal lid tops are as plentiful as marked versions, but collectors will prefer the marked versions. Lids have the tendency to crack right at the front seam in the plastic, they also melt and discolor (and smell), so finding an example stat still retains bold color and is without damage is a hard task indeed. There are actually two types of lids, ealier versions have a longer handle and can nearly touch the body of the pitcher (that is the version shown in the gallery picture above). Later versions maybe somewhat shorter and not come as close to the body of the pitcher. There should be no real difference in value between the two types.


Measures 5 3/4" tall x 3 1/2" wide from largest swell across the bottom. Footed base measrues 2 1/2" across.


Marked in the mold impressed with the HL logo followed by "fiesta MADE IN U.S.A.".

Years of production

Circa 1938-1940: Made in the first six original vintage colors. Hard to find item made for only two years.

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