5 1/2" tall and about 10 1/2" around the fattest part of the egg, making it perfect for a jewelry box.
The egg itself has a lovely, deep, almost black green color to the outside of the shell. The surface of these eggs are quite textured which in this case has made my task a bit harder and I've had to alter my plans a bit. I'll tell you how and why I did that in my next post when I show the finished box. As you can see, the inside has been blown out and you can see the hinge in this photo, that holds the two sides together. I'll be lining the box with fabric on the inside so it will not look quite like the above when it is done.