Marengo Romano-Rinaldi was born in 1866 in Alba, and died 1926 in Turin Italy. He trained as a woodcarver and was a pupil of Enrico Marchetti in Turin. A businessman and entrepreneur rather than a practical maker, it is not clear how much of his own labeled work is his own or that of employed or outside agents. Oddone, Guerra and Fagnola were almost certainly contributors as was his son Edoardo Vittorio. This cello has a very large tone, especially on the bass side. It is labeled “Marengo Romano-Rinaldi / di Alba fece in Torino Anno 1900 / Premiata on Medaglia d’oro Esposizione di Torino 1898”.