The inscription almost certainly records the gift of the cup to Celia, Lady Noble (d.1982) from her husband Sir Humphrey Brunel Noble of Ardmore, 4th Bt., M.B.E., M.C. (1892-1968). Sir Humphrey was educated at Eton and King's College Cambridge. He was a major in the Northumberland Hussars and fought in World War I and World War II. In the former he was mentioned in despatches twice and awarded the Belgian Order of Leopold and the French Croix de Guerre. He was High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1956. He married Celia, only daughter of Captain Stewart Carnac Weigall, R.N., in 1926.