An excellent example of traditional German hand made ceramic gifts that Black Forest Gift Shop is pleased to offer, are delightful ceramic crockery pieces that are hand painted with iconic designs. Among the many distinctive designs from the Black Forest area that feature on traditional crockery is the “Henne und Hahn”, or “hen and rooster”. This motif appears on hand made pottery that was first created at a ceramic factory founded in 1794 by Josef Anton Burger in the middle of the Black Forest. These and other jaunty designs have been expertly hand painted by German artisans on original dinner and breakfast ware for over 100 years, charming their owners in Germany and around the world. They may be used as practical crockery sets or as decorative items and are available to buy online at Black Forest Gift Shop’s online shop.