The tankard has a cylindrical body with a flat base and an angular handle. This characteristic shape found in a large number of mostly Iznik products attributed to the second half of the AH 10th / AD 16th century seems to be based on a leather or wooden original. The vessel is underglaze painted in two gradations of blue, diluted turquoise and opaque red on a white background. The decoration of the exterior shows a composition of elements used on Iznik ceramics and tiles throughout the AH 10th11th / AD 16th17th centuries: large oval medallions filled with rosettes alternate with shrubs of flowers in two rows. The edges of spirals reflect Chinese influence. The origin of this abstract pattern was the 'waves and rock' motif, which was very common on the rims of Iznik plates. The tankard is marked on the foot with a crescent and an asterisk.