Antique Italian

How do i determine if a painting is a fake?

I bought antique italian painting on ebay of a young girl signd by B. Fitz. It is an oil painting on wood with a wooden gold frame. Measures approximately 8"X11". It is really a nice looking little piece and is probably worth what I paid for it. I suspect it is not antique and I can find no information on the artist. The seller says that the info about this obscure artist can only be found in a book that is published annually and reproductions of its content are prohibited. Will only say it was pained in 1896 or 1897 and was purchased from some european estate. I say "likey story"! I think it is a nice little reproduction. Either way, I like the painting but would like to know its origin so if I want to sell it I can at least be truthful to the buyer. Any information anyone can give me would be gratefully appreciated.

The best way to have it checked for free is to take it to your nearest fine art auction house or email images to them. They have experts who will be more than happy to have a look at it and will be able to tell you in seconds. This is based on a lifetimes experience on working on the subject.

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Fine 8 BAROVIER  TOSO Amberina  Advenurine Art Glass Vase c 1940 Italian
Fine 8 BAROVIER TOSO Amberina Advenurine Art Glass Vase c 1940 Italian
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XXL GLASS STATUE LOVERS EMBRACEMENT MURANO ROSIS GOLD INCLUSIONS SIGNED 45CM ART
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VERY RARE ANTIQUE ITALIAN MURANO ART GLASS 6 VINE GLASSES GOLD  RED RUBY COLOR
VERY RARE ANTIQUE ITALIAN MURANO ART GLASS 6 VINE GLASSES GOLD RED RUBY COLOR
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Stunning Murano light blue hand blown glass chandelier Mid century 70s italan
Stunning Murano light blue hand blown glass chandelier Mid century 70s italan
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Italian Venetian Barbini Murano Handmade 24K Gold  Purple Martini Glasses
Italian Venetian Barbini Murano Handmade 24K Gold Purple Martini Glasses
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1950s XL MURANO BAROVIER TOSO CORDONATO DORO VASE GLASS RIBBED GOLD INCLUSIONS
1950s XL MURANO BAROVIER TOSO CORDONATO DORO VASE GLASS RIBBED GOLD INCLUSIONS
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CRYSTAL GOLD SWAN VINTAGE ANTIQUE SIGNED H D SMALL 2 1 2 HAND BLOWN CRAFT NICE
CRYSTAL GOLD SWAN VINTAGE ANTIQUE SIGNED H D SMALL 2 1 2 HAND BLOWN CRAFT NICE
$32.50
Salviati Antique Yellow Optic Art Glass Plate Aventurine Edges Pink Bead Points
Salviati Antique Yellow Optic Art Glass Plate Aventurine Edges Pink Bead Points
$65.00
DEALER RITA Antique Ercole Barovier Tosso murano Italian glass vase cordato oro
DEALER RITA Antique Ercole Barovier Tosso murano Italian glass vase cordato oro
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antique Art Decor Blue Glass Decanter Dim H 9 Inch Signed
antique Art Decor Blue Glass Decanter Dim H 9 Inch Signed
$99.99
Antique Original Art Glass Murano Venini Tyra Lundgren Leaf Bowl Pair 1930s
Antique Original Art Glass Murano Venini Tyra Lundgren Leaf Bowl Pair 1930s
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Unusual Antique Art Glass Finial Orb Paperweight Wig Stand
Unusual Antique Art Glass Finial Orb Paperweight Wig Stand
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Antique Duck Decoy Art Leather Wrap Glass Bottle Made in Italy
Antique Duck Decoy Art Leather Wrap Glass Bottle Made in Italy
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Rare Amber Glass Vase Rigaree Glass Applied Handles Made in Italy
Rare Amber Glass Vase Rigaree Glass Applied Handles Made in Italy
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PAIR ANTIQUE MURANO VENETIAN attrib SALVIATI GOLD DUST FOOTED COMPOTE
PAIR ANTIQUE MURANO VENETIAN attrib SALVIATI GOLD DUST FOOTED COMPOTE
$65.00
Antique Art Nouveau Silver Overlay Italian Art Glass Cordial Sherry Set Italy
Antique Art Nouveau Silver Overlay Italian Art Glass Cordial Sherry Set Italy
$39.00
Antique Venetian gilded ruby glass hand decorated wine goblet 85 inches
Antique Venetian gilded ruby glass hand decorated wine goblet 85 inches
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ANTIQUE ITALIAN MURANO VASE BLKPATTERN HAND BLOWN GREAT CONDAPPROX 1930s
ANTIQUE ITALIAN MURANO VASE BLKPATTERN HAND BLOWN GREAT CONDAPPROX 1930s
$195.00
RARE VINTAGE ART DECO ANTIQUE VENETIAN MORETTI MILLEFIORI NECKLACE 57 BeadS
RARE VINTAGE ART DECO ANTIQUE VENETIAN MORETTI MILLEFIORI NECKLACE 57 BeadS
$199.00
Antique Venetian Glass Compote Swan Center Peice
Antique Venetian Glass Compote Swan Center Peice
$149.99
Vintage Murano Bullicante Bowl w Pear Green Controlled Bubble Italian Art Glass
Vintage Murano Bullicante Bowl w Pear Green Controlled Bubble Italian Art Glass
$80.00
VERONESE ATELIER DEI DOGI Venini VASE Vintage Italian Hand blown Art Glass 38cm
VERONESE ATELIER DEI DOGI Venini VASE Vintage Italian Hand blown Art Glass 38cm
$550.00
VINTAGE LARGE AMBER FISH DECANTER MADE IN ITALY 1375 INCHES MINT CONDITION
VINTAGE LARGE AMBER FISH DECANTER MADE IN ITALY 1375 INCHES MINT CONDITION
$14.99
145LARGE VITAGE HAND BLOWN SCULPTURE Dish VENICE MURANO GLASS CENTERPIECE BOWL
145LARGE VITAGE HAND BLOWN SCULPTURE Dish VENICE MURANO GLASS CENTERPIECE BOWL
$198.31
708 LARGE VINTAGE ITALIAN Glass Vase Murano Italy
708 LARGE VINTAGE ITALIAN Glass Vase Murano Italy
$77.71
Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Table Lamps Model 14092 Italian Mid Century Modern
Pair of Seguso Murano Glass Table Lamps Model 14092 Italian Mid Century Modern
$2,875.00
VINTAGE ART DECO ITALIAN MURANO CRYSTAL GLASS VASE
VINTAGE ART DECO ITALIAN MURANO CRYSTAL GLASS VASE
$350.00
Four Antique Amethyst Stem Glasses for Champagne Sherbert or Martinis
Four Antique Amethyst Stem Glasses for Champagne Sherbert or Martinis
$32.00
RARE Antique Vintage MidCentury Modern Barbini Murano Bullicante Glass Lamp
RARE Antique Vintage MidCentury Modern Barbini Murano Bullicante Glass Lamp
$250.00
LARGE 79 Alexandrite ArT GLASS ASHTRAY MURANO ITALY AMBER HEAVY SOLID HUGE
LARGE 79 Alexandrite ArT GLASS ASHTRAY MURANO ITALY AMBER HEAVY SOLID HUGE
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Vintage Mid Century Modern Rainbow Bullseye Bulls Eye Venetian 12in Lead Crystal
Vintage Mid Century Modern Rainbow Bullseye Bulls Eye Venetian 12in Lead Crystal
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Vintage Antique Dino Marten Glass Blue Swirl Hand Blown Vase Murano
Vintage Antique Dino Marten Glass Blue Swirl Hand Blown Vase Murano
$350.00
Rare DINO MARTENS ORIENTE VASE MODEL 5508 For AURELIANO TOSO 1954
Rare DINO MARTENS ORIENTE VASE MODEL 5508 For AURELIANO TOSO 1954
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SUPURB ANTIQUE MURANO ART GLASS CASED CARMEL B ROWN CHOCOLATE GROUND BUD VASE
SUPURB ANTIQUE MURANO ART GLASS CASED CARMEL B ROWN CHOCOLATE GROUND BUD VASE
$99.99
Antique Northwood Mikado Celery Vase White Opalescent
Antique Northwood Mikado Celery Vase White Opalescent
$22.00
1960s Vintage Pair EMPOLI ITALY Glass DECANTERS BOTTLES Grape Grapevines Amber
1960s Vintage Pair EMPOLI ITALY Glass DECANTERS BOTTLES Grape Grapevines Amber
$24.00
Barovier  Toso antique pink gold table lamp murano vtg paris london art glass
Barovier Toso antique pink gold table lamp murano vtg paris london art glass
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Antique Italian Venetian Murano Salviati Art Glass Dolphin Handled Footed Bowl
Antique Italian Venetian Murano Salviati Art Glass Dolphin Handled Footed Bowl
$100.00
Antique Italian Cobalt Blue Glass Decanter  Glasses Sterling Silver Overlay
Antique Italian Cobalt Blue Glass Decanter Glasses Sterling Silver Overlay
$75.00
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CASED ART GLASS VASE w Floral rosettes Murano
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CASED ART GLASS VASE w Floral rosettes Murano
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