Needing some Help? Unusual cruet set?

Hi guys I’m offer a little help/advice on what this sterling silver set is and used for Am I wright in saying it’s a crute set?
Any help would be much appreciated
Regards T

I would expect a cruet set to have holes for sprinkling salt and pepper. However as your pieces are in the form of shamisens (Japanese musical instruments) there may be some sort of Japanese condiment for which they would be used.


Thanks for the information I will do a little more digging now you have given me something to consider