From the New York Times Style magazine, May 7, p. 28:
THESE LITTLE TUBERS HAVE A SILVER LINING Inspired by that indigenous Andean staple, these sterling silver potato bowls by Surevolution ... are hand-hammered in Bolivia. $5,500 (top) and $4,400 at Donna Karan ...
Bolivia is the poorest country in South America and the third poorest in Latin America, after Haiti and Nicaragua. Average income per head in 2003 was just $900 (£525).
Putting aside the obscene expense for a moment, is it just me or does the top one look more like a pod from Invasion of the Body Snatachers than a potato?