Vintage vs. P86 Fiesta® : Vases, Teapots, Pitchers, Carafes, and Coffee Pots


Bud Vases
Vintage (Green) vs. P86 (Marigold)
Thin vs Thick walls
No Embossed "H" vs. Embossed "H"

Vintage:                                                  P86:                            
     -6 5/16" Tall                                         -6 1/16" Tall
     -Thinner Walls                                       -Thicker Walls
     -Incised mark on bottom                        -Incised mark with Embossed "H" on bottom 
     -Dry Foot                                              -Colors made before Pearl Gray do not have
                                                                   the "H"
                                                                 -Dry Foot

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Small and Medium Fluted Vases
Vintage (Yellow) vs. P86 (Poppy)
Thin vs. Thick walls
No Embossed "H" vs. Embossed "H"

Vintage 8" Vase:                                            P86 Small "8-inch" Vase:
     -7 15/16" Tall                                                -7 5/8" Tall
     -Fluted design is more defined                        -Fluted design is less defined
     -Thinner walls                                                -Thicker walls
     -Dry Foot                                                       -Dry Foot
     -Incised mark                                                 -Incised mark
     -No Embossed "H" on bottom                           -Has Embossed "H" on bottom
                                                                         -Colors made before Pearl Gray do not 
                                                                          have the "H".

Vintage 10" Vase:                                       P86 Medium "10-inch" Vase:        
     -10" Tall                                                        -9 5/8" Tall
     -Fluted design is more defined                        -Fluted design is less defined
     -Thinner walls                                                -Thicker walls
     -Dry Foot                                                        -Dry Foot
     -Incised mark                                                  -Incised mark
     -No Embossed "H" on bottom                            -Has Embossed "H" on bottom
                                                                           -Colors made before Pearl Gray do not 
                                                                            have the "H".

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Large Covered Teapots
Vintage (Yellow) vs. P86 (Pale Yellow)
Flat Style  vs. Dome Style

Vintage:                                                                 P86:
     -6 11/16" Tall w/ Lid                                             -7 1/4" Tall w/ Lid
     -Flat style lid                                                         -Dome style lid
     -Found with or without vent hole in lid                    -No vent hole
     -Dry Foot                                                               -Dry Foot
     -Incised mark                                                         -Incised mark 


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Disk Water Pitchers    
Vintage (Medium Green) vs. P86 (Chartreuse)
No Dimple vs. Dimple
(See Arrow)

Vintage:                                                       P86:
     -7 1/2" Tall                                                  -7 1/4" Tall
     -No "Dimple" inside where the                       -Distinctive "Dimple" inside where the
      handle meets the body(see example)             handle meets the body(see example)
     -Dry Foot                                                     -Dry Foot
     -Incised mark                                               -Incised mark
                                                                        -Has Embossed "H" on bottom. Colors made 
                                                                         before Chartreuse do not have the "H".

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Juice Disk Pitchers
Vintage (Red) vs. P86 (Flamingo)
No Dimple vs. Dimple
(See Arrow)
No Embossed "H" vs. Embossed "H"
Vintage:                                                                      P86:
     -5 15/16" Tall                                                            -5 1/2" Tall
     -Part of a Promotional campaign                                 -Part of the regular Fiesta lineup
     -Only made in 5 colors: Red, Yellow,                           -Made in a variety of colors
      Celedon Green, Gray, and Harlequin Yellow.              -Has the distinctive "Dimple"
     -No "Dimple" where the handle meets the body.           -Dry Foot
     -Dry Foot                                                                   -Incised mark
     -Incised mark                                                             -Has Embossed "H" on bottom.
                                                                                      - Colors made Pearl Gray do not 
                                                                                        have the "H"            
                                                                                  
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Carafes
Vintage (Turquoise) vs. P86 (Flamingo)


No Dimple vs. Dimple

Vintage:                                                 P86:
     -9 1/4" Tall                                          -7 1/2" Tall
     -Lid w/cork stopper                              -No Lid
     -No "Dimple" where                               -Has "Dimple" where
      the handle meets the body.                   the handle meets the body.
     -Pedestal Foot                                      -No Pedestal Foot
     -Dry Foot                                              -Dry Foot
     -Incised mark                                       -Incised mark

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Coffee Pots
Vintage (Chartreuse) vs. P86 (Lilac)


Vintage:                                         P86:
     -10 3/8" Tall w/ Lid                                  -9" Tall w/ Lid
      -Large Lid                                                 -Small Lid
      -Pedestal Foot                                           -Foot not as distinct
      -Dry Foot                                                   -Dry Foot
      -Incised mark                                            - Incised mark

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Glossary of Terms

Dry Foot:  The foot (bottom) of the piece is wiped clean of glaze, having no sagger pin marks.

Embossed Mark:  Molded designs or letters that are raised above the surface of the pottery (i.e. Embossed "H").

Incised Mark:  Designs or letters carved or engraved by hand or impressed by machine into the surface of the pottery. (i.e. "Fiesta®" mark)

Vintage Fiesta® dinnerware was made with semi-vitrified clay. 
This means the clay is more porous making the product lighter and more fragile.

Contemporary (P86) Fiesta® dinnerware is made with vitrified clay. Vitrified clay is less porous, leading to a more durable product that won't absorb odors or moisture. Due to the firing process, the finished product is slightly smaller than Vintage Fiesta® items. 





3 comments:

  1. I don't see a Pale Yellow on the Post 1986 Dishography Graphic...????

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    1. I meant to reply to your comment, but accidentally added it as a new comment rather than a reply!

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  2. It's there. 1987, Yellow. There's no "pale" yellow. It is very pale, but it's just called yellow. The graphic chart has a very vivid color on it - not at all the pale of P86 yellow.

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