This is a high concept MA3S Idea, an “anti”-garden fountain or back patio accessory. Read steps below for clarification.
1. It is a metallic pot, or boat thing mounted on a hinge. Preferrably a clunkly pewter type molding. It is to be filled with water slowly, from a gutter or a fountain.
2. When the pot reaches a certain volume it tips and the water spill out. It then resets.
3. The idea here is that it would be obnoxious to have this thing tipping and spilling water every few minutes in your peaceful garden fountain. Or you could mount it under a gutter and have it spill water all over the patio, getting your guests feet and ankles all wet (sorry I ruined your back patio party)