Tankard is A drinking vessel like a mug, but with a hinged cover. Tankards are made of various materials such as silver, pewter mounted, ceramic, porcelain, horn, ivory, wood, hard stone or glass. They are generally used for beer or cider. The silver gilt tankard from the late 16th century or early 17th, were used for wine. West Germany is known for Beer steins and Tankards. Please view our collections in various size & design.