The ancients believed that agate, a hard stone, gave them strength, protection, and enhanced longevity. Warriors were known to use the striated stone as breastplates of armor giving them courage, energy, and keeping them safe as well as victorious. And, this elegant Art Deco Cartier agate dish will become the calming and protective keystone of your home. Placed by your bedside, it will gather your keys and loose change but, most importantly, guarantee that you sleep safe and sound. Hard carved with engraved center initials "BB", the beautiful agate dish includes the original red leather Cartier box. Circa 1930. 8 5/16" in length X 4 15/16" X 1" D.