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Vintage Fiesta Mixing Bowl Number 7

Vintage Fiesta mixing bowl number seven

Well, here it is the king daddy of them all - the giant #7 Fiesta nesting bowl. The sheer size of this bowl begs the question "What were they thinking at Homer Laughlin?" Even undertaking such a large piece of pottery, using the hand techniques of the late 30s, seems brazen indeed. Not only would the piece have to be spun around on a jiggering machine to be hand tooled on the inside, but it would then have to be fired once, then set to cool for days, then hand dipped and fired again. But the painstaking method is worth it, for the final result is one of the highlights of the entire line. Towering above the other bowls with a circumference a great 35" around, the #7 is the perfect ending to a great set of bowls. Incredibly hard to find, the #7 will be one of the last pieces added to even the most advanced collections. The largest piece of the Fiesta line to be jiggered and tooled by hand.


Number Six: 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 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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