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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Antique Venetian Glass Covered Candy Dish As Is
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ANTIQUE VASE WITH HANDLES GLASS BLOWING MULTICOLOR MURANO
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SALT DIP SWAN CONDIMENT BOWL Art Glass Murano Italy figurine antique gold fleck
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Beautiful antique murano light green art glass bowl
Beautiful antique murano light green art glass bowl
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MID CENTURYEAMES ERA LARGE HEAVY VINTAGE ITALIAN MURANO PUELGOSOOPTIC DISH
MID CENTURYEAMES ERA LARGE HEAVY VINTAGE ITALIAN MURANO PUELGOSOOPTIC DISH
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2 antique murano glass ashtrays
2 antique murano glass ashtrays
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ANTIQUE ITALIAN VENETIAN MURANO ART GLASS DRESSER JAR with GOLD MICA INCLUSIONS
ANTIQUE ITALIAN VENETIAN MURANO ART GLASS DRESSER JAR with GOLD MICA INCLUSIONS
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MURANO Attrib Antique Pink Green Swirled glasss with Ruffles Lily pad feet
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VENETIAN GLASS DESSERT PLATE RED GOLD ANTIQUE GLASS HAND BLOWN
VENETIAN GLASS DESSERT PLATE RED GOLD ANTIQUE GLASS HAND BLOWN
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VENETIAN GLASS DESSERT PLATE SAUCER RED GOLD ANTIQUE GLASS HAND BLOWN
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VENETIAN GLASS FRUIT BOWL RED GOLD ANTIQUE GLASS FOOTED HAND BLOWN
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Selenium red bowl and underplate early 20th c Murano lampwork apples 5727
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Antique Silver Bones Color Hand Blown Glass Candy Bowl Dish Basket
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CAPODIMONTE LUIGI FABRIS DRESDEN LACE PORCELAIN FIGURINE NEW ARRIVAL MINT
CAPODIMONTE LUIGI FABRIS DRESDEN LACE PORCELAIN FIGURINE NEW ARRIVAL MINT
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Archimede Seguso Bullicante Murano Perfume Bottle c 1950 Italian art glass
Archimede Seguso Bullicante Murano Perfume Bottle c 1950 Italian art glass
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ANTIQUE BLOWN IRIDESCENT ART GLASS MULTI BULGE BUD VASE STERLING OVERLAY COLLAR
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antique collectible Murano Glass Candy dish
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Mid Century Italian Regency Style Caged 3 tier Marbro Art Glass Lamp 50 TALL
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Antique Vtg Green Brides Basket Orange Red Flowers Hand blown Murano glass
Antique Vtg Green Brides Basket Orange Red Flowers Hand blown Murano glass
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68 Barsottini Italian Musket wine bottle green glass gold original labels
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Beautiful Blue Alessandro Pianon Chandeliers 3 Available Murano Venini
Beautiful Blue Alessandro Pianon Chandeliers 3 Available Murano Venini
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ANTIQUE MURANO ART GLASS 3 DIMENSIONAL SPIRAL SWIRL VANITY BOWL MADE IN ITALY
ANTIQUE MURANO ART GLASS 3 DIMENSIONAL SPIRAL SWIRL VANITY BOWL MADE IN ITALY
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Antique Center Piece Venetian glass fish gold red unique
Antique Center Piece Venetian glass fish gold red unique
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145LARGE VITAGE HAND BLOWN SCULPTURE Dish VENICE MURANO GLASS CENTERPIECE BOWL
145LARGE VITAGE HAND BLOWN SCULPTURE Dish VENICE MURANO GLASS CENTERPIECE BOWL
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Antique Venetian Glass Sherbet  Underplate w Pear Fruit Handled As Is
Antique Venetian Glass Sherbet Underplate w Pear Fruit Handled As Is
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ANTIQUE ITALIAN MURANO ART GLASS PINK SWAN DISH WITH ORIGINAL MURANO LABEL
ANTIQUE ITALIAN MURANO ART GLASS PINK SWAN DISH WITH ORIGINAL MURANO LABEL
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Antique Murano Art Glass Vase 11
Antique Murano Art Glass Vase 11
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Antique Fenton White Glass Coin Dot Lamp Italian Marble Base 32 Tall W Sticker
Antique Fenton White Glass Coin Dot Lamp Italian Marble Base 32 Tall W Sticker
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ANTIQUE MURANO GLASS VASE COMPAGNIA VENEZIA MURANO
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Antique Vintage Murano Silver Flake Aqua Green Flower Petal Bowl Millifiori
Antique Vintage Murano Silver Flake Aqua Green Flower Petal Bowl Millifiori
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Antique 6 pc hand blown glass Shot Glass Set GOLD accents applied Flowers
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Vintage Pair of 1960s Carlo Moretti Satinato Ruby Red Mid Century Vases
Vintage Pair of 1960s Carlo Moretti Satinato Ruby Red Mid Century Vases
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Antique Murano Italy Millefiori Fratelli Toso Art Glass Vase Miniature No 4 9
Antique Murano Italy Millefiori Fratelli Toso Art Glass Vase Miniature No 4 9
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Rare Mid Century Modern Efeso Vase by Barovier  Toso Murano Studio Art Glass
Rare Mid Century Modern Efeso Vase by Barovier Toso Murano Studio Art Glass
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ANTIQUE MID CENTURY ITALIAN CENEDESE SCAVO GLASS INKWELL POT BOTTLE
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