JCK Asks…Anthony Lent

The Philadelphia-based designer gives good face There’s something Victorian about Anthony Lent’s jewelry: the faces, the serpents, the leaves and scrolls. It’s no surprise that Lent, a former Fashion Institute of Technology jewelry department chair, names Fabergé as one of his influences. But the artist’s influences go far beyond that popular period. “Lalique has always been one of my biggest inspirations,” says Lent of the Art Nouveau jewelry and glass designer. He also cites German Renaissance painter-printmaker Albrecht Dürer (specifically, his jewelry engravings) and Italian Mannerist ­Benvenuto Cellini. “Cellini’s artwork, jewelry, and autobiography”—a famously racy, rollicking read—“are sources of inspiration and amusement.” Like Cellini, Lent is a goldsmith and trained sculptor. Perhaps one day he’ll pen his own spicy memoir.  Age: 68 Number o

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