Tankards are commonly found throughout Skyrim and are used primarily for drinking beverages such as ale or mead. Characters may be seen drinking with these at taverns and inns. They can also be used as decoration for houses.
Tankards can be found almost anywhere in Skyrim. The first possible place to encounter a tankard is in Helgen Keep. One may also be found in houses once decorated; and in other places, such as dungeons, inns, and NPC houses.