First of all, "instantiating an object" and "creating an object" is the same thing. Different words with the same meaning.
About your statements; do you mean the difference between these two?
Test1 t1; Test1 t1 = new Test1();
In the first line, you declare a variable t1 of type Test1. You are not initializing it, and you are not instantiating/creating an object. Because it's a member variable (of class Test2), it will get the default value null.
In the second line, you declare a variable t1 of type Test1 and you instantiate/create a new Test1 object, and you initialize the variable t1 with this object (i.e. t1 is a reference to the newly created object).
The first statement is only declaring a reference. As it is a field, it will get assigned the default value of null. No object gets created.
The second statement is declaring a reference, creating (=instanciating) an object via new, and letting the reference reference that object (using the assignment operator).
Does that help?
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