Plaster casting of Jimmy Durante’s nose taken by John Chambers in 1959 for the Smithsonian Institution. Chambers first made a liquid rubber mold, then cast it in synthetic stone and finally painted it a golden bronze. Durante’s nose was presented to the Smithsonian Institution’s anthropology department for exhibition. The casting is backed with felt for display and measures 3 ¼ in. x 3 1/8 in. Purchased at his estate auction with his star on the walk of fame and extensive amount of Planet Of the Apes memorabilia , this nose was his personal cast.