Cf. a flintlock sporting gun by the same maker, formerly in the W. Keith Neal Collection, sold in these rooms 9 November, 2000, lot 78.
For a contemporary engraving of Baker's 'Improved Pistol', for which Baker was awarded the Silver Medal of The Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1810, see Howard L. Blackmore, A Dictionary of London Gunmakers 1350-1850, 1986, p.44
The title 'H.R.H. The Prince Regent' was conferred upon the Prince of Wales by the Regency Act on 5 February, 1811.