engraved owner marks
(Lorient, Brittany, France)
I have two little plates, brought from China to Lorient by the French East Indies Company, during XVIIIth century. These plates are very simple, they are probably two "everyday-plates" ...
I am puzzled by engraved identification marks at the back of the plates. I have also seen this kind of engraved mark on the visible face of some plates, during a yard-sale in Lorient.
Please, do you know what are these marks? maybe owners marks?