For your consideration is a sterling silver nine inch dinner plate made by the quality American company, Michael C. Fina®. The plate has a nice gadrooned edge all around along with a nicely decorative band of pierced work all around. The back is marked ‘STERLING BY FINA’, along with ‘309’.
Founded by Michael Charles Fina and Rose Rosenblatt in 1935 in Manhattan, New Yourk. This business partnership was formed between the two with Michael handling the sales and marketing side of the business and detail-oriented Rose handling the finances, shipping and delivery.
In early years the company was a wholesaler specializing in fine silver plate and sterling silver hollowware.
During the 1950s the company expanded into the retail market. Outgrowing the original fourth floor location at 580 Fifth Avenue, the company moved down two floors in the same building to the second floor location that would become the company’s home for the next several decades. The second floor housed a larger showroom, a jewelry department, and a shipping department. During their years in this store, the phrase "Upstairs at Michael C. Fina" was coined, and remained a New York headline for many years.
Michael C. Fina also partnered with numerous television game shows that gave away prizes in the early television era, including Beat the Clock, Wheel of Fortune, Jepoardy!, Let’s Make a Deal and Treasure Hunt. A partnership with The Price is Right has lasted since the show began in 1956.
Michael C. Fina was one of the first companies in New York City to enter the bridal registry business.
MichaelCFina.com launched in the early days of ecommerce and was among the first retailers to offer an online wedding registry, as well as an omnichannel inventory approach. The brand further embraced the internet by extending its presence through an early partnership with The Knot.
In 2016, the company closed its physical store and transformed into an online-only retailer. As part of the move online, the retailer is teaming with Amazon dot com and Zola dot com. The partnership with Amazon, as part of Amazon’s Wedding Registry, will offer high-end brands, like Baccarat and Buccellati, that have not made their goods officially available on Amazon previously.
There is a small dent to the edge of the plate. Please review the photographs to form your opinion as to the condition.
Width: 9 inches
Depth: 1 inch
Weight: 6.0 troy ounces
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