How to get Paint of an antique piece of glass without hurting ANY gilting that may be underneath?

Ok the problem I recently purchased a piece of antique glass dating from the 1800’s. When I put it with the other pieces I own I realized that someone had painted over all the orginal gilting with model paint ??? or some kind of fake gold paint. Underneath should be gold gilt and there are places where you can still see it. I would rather take the fake paint off and have to keep the piece then leave it the way it is. I am afraid to use strippers of any kind as this may hurt the gilt underneath. Any help on this would be great.