"Looks like a Paper Towel holder. Tripar Int'l Inc. is located in Illinois; also has sales in Canada and UK. Here is Contact info. Provide model no. and they can probably help you. I doubt that this is an antique or…"
Only thing I can contribute is that its a Chinese marking, Flow Blue Pottery with snakes that are a Zodiac symbol on the Chinese calendar. Good Luck in your search. Try Google images and Pinterest. Also try to identify the marking…"