Simply elegant, the clean contemporary lines of this granite fountain are certain to compliment the finest of landscapes. This granite fountain (Tolken Style), is hand-carved of natural Charcoal Grey Granite and is completely self-contained. The contemporary fountain has a square tapered pedestal and basin and is adorned with a round accent planter. The water gracefully trickles from all 4 sides beneath the trim to the basin below. This classical look is an ideal addition for any garden fountain, entry fountain, patio fountain, etc…
Photo is representative of the typical carving details on this fountain. Each hand carved fountain is a little different than the next based on the artisan that carved it.
Variations in the natural stone can exhibit unique veining and coloration. So, you can be assured that no one in the world will have one EXACTLY like yours!
Also, if this color of granite doesn’t work well with your surroundings, we also have other colors of this type of fountain here: Tolken Fountains
Keep in mind though, that natural stone is typically a lighter color when it’s dry vs a darker/more vibrant color when it’s wet.
Check the sample page photos, noted in the material heading above, to see what this granite looks like wet vs dry.
If you like the lighter color, you can seal it with a product called Miracle 511 Porous Plus, to keep it that way for several years, and also make it easier to clean if algae – dirt get on it.
Or, if you like the darker version of the color, you would seal it with a product called Miracle 511 Seal/Enhance – to keep it that color for several years (until the sealer wears off.)
Depending on how you want your fountain to sound and operate, you could also consider one of the following fountain configurations:
1. A Self-Contained Fountain.
This is where the pump sits concealed within the bottom bowl. Only the 2 upper bowls spill water and it requires the smallest pump of all options.
Warning, depending on relative humidity and how windy it is that day, this kind of fountain can run out of water relatively quickly.
2. A Modified Self Contained Fountain (sump-pit option)
Still only the 2 upper bowls spill water, but you are able to include an autofill kit to maintain the water level in the fountain at all times.
This requires a larger pump than the self-contained option.
Pump size also depends on the distance between the sump pit and the actual fountain. The fountain and pump could be up to 20-feet apart if you would like the fountain in a courtyard but to hide the sump pit behind some shrubs or the courtyard wall.