Son of an engraver, Nathaniel Cross took up violin
making in the early 1700s and was associated with Barak Norman, though it is not known if Norman taught him. There is evidence of collaboration between the two makers, but after Norman's death in 1724 Cross began to take on his own assistants, including Alexander Kennedy, ...Read More great-uncle of Thomas Kennedy. His output was considerable, mostly high-quality Stainer copies, which became popular in London due in no small part to his influence. Many examples bear the brand "N.C." to the button.
- The auction record for this maker is $30,502 in Jun 1994, for a viola. - 13 auction price results.