Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ (BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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an ornamental piece at the end of rooflines...when God was a child.... might be one on the manger!!! not my taste in architecture!!

Jul 18, 2016 11:07 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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  I read the other answers; now I know.

Jul 19, 2016 03:35 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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It's gothic I believe (13th century) where flower like molding is shaped into a ball?

Think I saw that on a picture of an abbey in England

Jul 18, 2016 11:38 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I'm not going there, Tony and Suzanne!  

Jul 19, 2016 02:59 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I know what a Wall Flower is (and used to be one), does that count?

 

As far as a Ball Flower... that's what happens when you cut open a tennis ball and use it as a planter... you get a flower in a ball aka a ball flower.

 

See, I CAN keep it clean!

Jul 19, 2016 02:54 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I almost took the bait.  I am laughing so hard right now.  I assure you what I am thinking has NOTHING to do with real estate or architecture.  I do not want to get kicked out of the AR sandbox.  

Jul 19, 2016 02:43 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

From the 13th century? The ugly chick in the corner that no one will dance with - that ball flower.

Jul 19, 2016 01:46 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
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It derives from English architecture and resembles a flower that is actually called the ball flower.   They are placed under molding as a decorative feature.  

Jul 19, 2016 01:15 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Now you're getting quite Gothic.  

Jul 19, 2016 12:57 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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A flower you pin on your dress and wear to the ball?

Jul 19, 2016 12:30 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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I've been warned by Active Rain staff not to answer this one or I'll be banished. 

Jul 19, 2016 12:11 AM
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No sure Bob Stewart would pass on my response here Wonder if Roy Kelley has any photos of this flora?

Jul 18, 2016 11:24 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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When I think of flowers I see these . . . 

Flowers

Jul 18, 2016 11:17 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Not a fan! A bit ostentatious to me. Not sure we have the artisians who could do it at a reasonable price today!

Jul 18, 2016 11:10 PM
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Larry Johnston
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Gee, I thought it was a corsage.

Jul 19, 2016 01:27 PM
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Debbie Laity
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I finally had to read ahead to get the answer. I'm tired of answering that I don't know. 

Jul 19, 2016 12:42 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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An unused ball in a game?

Jul 19, 2016 12:18 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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It is the shy person on the wall at the Ball.

Jul 19, 2016 10:54 AM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL

Jul 19, 2016 06:17 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

An architectural ornament in the form of a ball inserted in the cup of a flower, which came into use in the latter part of the 13th, and was in great vogue in the early part of the 14th century.

Jul 20, 2016 09:49 PM