ANSELMO (ANSELMI), Pietro Mid-18th century Venice Italy. Obscure maker - the subject of much speculation by Henley and others. Vannes states that he was a pupil of Malvolti, which is more likely than Henley’s belief that he studied in Cremona. Very refined small Amatisé model. Narrow elongated scroll. Rich golden-brown varnish. Cellos singled out for particular regard, but are rarely encountered.